This Week's Feature
Art critic Bill Berkson documents the fascinating backstory of The Rose (1958-66) and its creator, San Francisco artist Jay DeFeo. The masterwork that started as the “big, gray painting” would take seven-plus years and nearly destroy DeFeo in the process.
Cyanotypes document the gesture of placing physical matter on paper. Explore how Professor of Art Robin Hill’s work translates matter with opacity and translucency to see how much meaning and imagery she can extract from one idea or process.
Head outside with us to learn how to create Shadow Drawings that capture the magical, rippling effect of light passing through water and the different silhouettes it casts.
Videos and Digital Media
How do artists use light to keep us out of the dark? This Art Institute of Chicago video shows the ways Henry Ossawa Tanner, Käthe Kollwitz and Dan Flavin have employed light as a medium, or to create emphasis and mood.
Visit our online Community Gallery filled with art and photographs submitted from members of our community near and far.