Art Institute of Chicago
Art on theMART projected four renowned artworks by Andy Warhol in alignment with the Art Institute of Chicago’s fall exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again across the 2.5 acre river-facade of theMART. The artworks, Andy Warhol’s Liz #3 [Early Colored Liz], Flowers, Shot Orange Marilyn, and Cow Wallpaper [Pink on Yellow] joined the Fall 2019 Program. The selections were accompanied by the song "Lakkalia" by Blue Dot. The partnership enables these masterpieces to be seen by the thousands of locals and visitors traversing downtown Chicago and the Chicago Riverwalk each evening.
“In the spirit of both virtuosity and curiosity, we look forward to the next iteration of our valued partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago as we launch a selection of projected images by Andy Warhol,” said Art on theMART Executive Director Cynthia Noble. “We are honored that after the launch of select permanent collection images this summer, Art on theMART continues to be a platform that extends the programming of a beloved Chicago institution.”
“The Art Institute is thrilled to share some of our most iconic works with the city through our partnership with theMART- a landmark architectural site and a new platform for public art in Chicago,” said Robyn Farrell, Art Institute of Chicago Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. “Our collaboration with Art on theMART provides an exciting opportunity to engage residents and visitors within the city's vibrant landscape.”
Collaboration with Blue Dot
When the Art Institute of Chicago began production on the audio tour for Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, it was clear that the soundtrack needed to be sonically distinct. Andy Warhol’s studio space, the Factory, was a hotbed for artists and musicians, giving rise to one of the most influential rock bands in history—The Velvet Underground. With that in mind, the museum partnered with Blue Dot Sessions, a library of more than 2,000 original tracks, to develop custom music for the exhibition. Inspired by the Factory and its musical legacy, Blue Dot created ten original songs that beautifully capture that late ’60s sound of the East Village and help bring the stories of these artworks to life.
The Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor six years in a row. Home to over 300,000 works of art from across the centuries and around the world, the Art Institute of Chicago has something for everyone. Find iconic works by Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman—along with lesser-known treasures that will soon become favorites. Immerse yourself in an audio tour, create a customized family adventure, or simply find a gallery bench and sit in the presence of the greats. Round out your visit with a stop in one of the museum's cafés and gift shops For more information, visit https://www.artic.edu/.