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Modern And Contemporary Works On Paper At AIC

By Jen Hazen in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 17, 2009 5:20PM

Roy Lichtenstein. Alka Seltzer, 1966. Margaret Fisher Endowment. Image courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
With the opening of its Modern Wing just around the corner on May 16th, The Art Institute of Chicago has decided to tease us a bit with its March 24th opening exhibition, Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper. With an unveiling of 80 drawings that rarely see the light of day in public galleries (literally -- due to light sensitivity), expect to see works by famous modern artists like Pablo Picasso, German School Artist Ernst Kirchner, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as contemporary additions to the collection by Minimalist Sylvia Plimack Mangold and architect Le Corbusier. The best part? Notational and diagrammatic sheets will be featured along with finished works. Which means that you can see the artists’ drawing process evolve right before your very eyes. And if you’re unable to see this exhibition, not a problem. Major works by many of these artists will be on display in the Modern Wing’s permanent galleries.

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Avenue, Opens Tuesday March 24. Museum hours: Monday - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Free General Admission 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.), Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday - Sunday, 10 a..m. - 5 p.m. Admission, prior to May 23 increase: Adults: $12; Children, Students, and Seniors (65 and up): $7; Children under 12: Free; Members: Free