Lou Mallozzi visits the Art Institute of Chicago to discuss a few of his sound installations. source

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Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, sits down with Art Institute director James Cuno to discuss how museums are being built to tell both local and global stories. source

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Watch as Henri Matisse’s monumental Bathers by a River is installed in the Art Institute’s new Modern Wing. The entire third floor of the new building is dedicated to the museum’s collection of modern European art. http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/modernwing source

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Ellsworth Kelly’s White Curve was conceived specifically for the Modern Wing’s new Pritzker Garden. Made of painted aluminum and 54 feet in length, this monumental sculpture is the largest artwork Kelly has ever made. source

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Young people and adults create a rangoli, an Indian art form, with bits of colored paper, over a 5-hour period. The project took place in the Art Institute’s Ryan Education Center in celebration of Diwali (the Indian “Festival of Lights”). Visit us at www.artinstituteofchicago.org source

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Curator Judy Barter discusses the history of the Arts and Crafts movement and provides an overview of the exhibition Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago, running at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 31, 2010. source

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Designed to promote a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience, this brief animated short from the Art Institute of Chicago helps students frame their experiences with works of art and introduces museum guidelines and behavior. Subtitled in Spanish and English. See more related videos at http://artic.edu/education_videos source

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Learn tips and techniques that help young visitors make the most of their museum visit and enriches their encounters with art, both in the museum and at home. See more related videos at http://artic.edu/education_videos source

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Designer Konstantin Grcic, in conversation with curator Zoë Ryan, discusses industrial design, the creative process, and his recent Art Institute exhibition, Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design. source

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