Transforming Shapes

Geometric abstraction, with its focus on lines, colors, and form, can be a way to introduce young learners to shapes while giving space for expression and open interpretation.

Sports & Movement

Artwork in athletic spaces can reinforce the importance of movement while providing an inclusive vision of physical activity. This collection brings together images that capture movement in an iconic, minimal aesthetic informed by art and advertising, and creative representations of equipment and facilities.

STEAM, Chicago

Mathematics, technology, and sciences use visual representations. Images aid understanding, transfer knowledge, and, at times, make the invisible visible. Dialogues between these visual cultures, popular culture, and art are the inspiration for this gallery.

Their intersections expand perspectives of disciplines, reveal their convergences and divergences, and draw attention to the importance of imagination in learning and communicating about concepts and practices.

Digital Art

Artists experimented with computer imaging from the 1960s, and increasingly throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These early experiments inform today’s digital art. The digital medium uses technology in its creation. It often emerges out of a synthesis of art, science, technology, and design.

This gallery features works ranging from digital painting to glitch art – aestheticized computing errors created by artists and designers.