Tag Archive for Art Institute of Chicago

Flash and burn

Upon hearing that Chicago’s Queer Intercollegiate Alliance was planning to stage a flash mob on the steps of the Art Institute, I was instantly reminded of the scene in Gus Van Sant’s film “Milk,” in which a furious horde of…

Objectivists on Art

On an otherwise lovely Saturday afternoon last week, I joined six members of the University of Chicago’s Objectivist Club at the Art Institute, where they lamented the collection’s repeated failure to live up to their reductive definition of art. For…