bestnom1000x50

Art Institute of Chicago

Latest Articles

new Gardner wing Piano

Renzo Piano's new wing pays tribute to the Gardner Museum's magic

The challenge from the start of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion project was: how do you follow up a masterpiece? The 99-year-old Fenway institution is world-renowned for its old-master collection installed in dramatic period rooms inside a
Intimate grandeur
By GREG COOK  |  January 20, 2012
1002_gfardner_list

Lighting history

On January 1, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner invited 300 guests to a private concert by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of her new museum on the Fenway. After performances of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann, the mirrored door
The Gardner Museum takes a chance on the new
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2010
090424_Nixon_l

Boston exposures

Photographer Nicholas Nixon of Brookline first burst onto the scene in the show "New Topographics."
Photography by Nicholas Nixon and Joe Johnson
By GREG COOK  |  April 24, 2009
090306_hatry_list

The whiff of art

The stench came from the rotting corpse — well, it appeared to be a corpse — of a woman who'd been laid out on a metal table like an exhumed murder victim awaiting a coroner's examination.
Heide Hatry, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Mowbray, and William Pope.L
By GREG COOK  |  March 03, 2009
list_nude

Visions of isolation

In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  May 02, 2007