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Art Institute Shelving Pollock, Warhol Pieces to Make Way for New Exhibit

THE LOOP — Now would be a good time to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Beginning on Sunday, the Michigan Avenue art museum will temporarily shelve about 80 pieces from its Modern Wing to make way for a new exhibit on Chicago sculptor Charles Ray. 

Affected pieces include works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and other renowned contemporary artists. 

Chicago-born Ray specializes in life-size sculptures made from stainless steel and other metals. The Ray exhibit, which opens in May, will feature 21 such sculptures, including two never-before-seen works. 

The Art Institute's contemporary collection will return in November. Until then, this weekend is your last chance to see works like these:

"Mao" by Andy Warhol, 1973. (all photos provided by the Art Institute)

"Woman Descending the Staircase" by Gerhard Richter, 1965.

"Figure With Meat" by Francis Bacon, 1954.

"Greyed Rainbow" by Jackson Pollock, 1953.

The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave., is open from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 

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