Chicago’s New Contemporary Art Collection

The Art Institute Gets More Modern

Back in April, the Art Institute received its largest gift ever. Local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson gave the museum 44 modern art pieces, including nine pieces by Andy Warhol, photographs by Cindy Sherman, sculptures by Cy Twombly and Jeff Koons, paintings by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Gerhard Richter and more, worth more than $400 million. The exhibit, titled “The New Contemporary,”opened on December 13th and will remain on display at the Modern Wing for the next 50 years. It is truly a magnificent collection of some of recent history’s best art and worth a walk over to the museum.

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