The New Contemporary at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute's already extensive contemporary art collection was made richer this year by the generous donation of Chicago art collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson. The 44 paintings, sculptures, and photographs complete the largest donation in the museum's history. Their gift charts the course of the most adventurous art movements since the 1950s, featuring abstract expressionist Cy Twombly and Pop Art legend Andy Warhol. The collection also chronicles the significant and enduring influence of Pop Art on later generations of artists, including the photography-based critiques of Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman, and the pop-culture riffs of Jeff Koons. Newly designed, the New Contemporary exhibit at the Art Institute features these new donations alongside its comprehensive collection of works by Jackson Pollack, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hockney, Joan Mitchell, Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, and more. See the exhibition now at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. Photographs by Keely Shinners