From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser-known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the ... More
The Art Institute of Chicago
From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser-known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest art collections in the world. Spanning centuries of human creativity, exhibits include a distinguished collection of prints and drawings, an internationally acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, sculptures, photographs, Asian, African and American arts, architectural drawings, textiles and more. Many pieces are on loan from the famed Terra Foundation for American Art. Educational programs and guided museum tours are available. Art books, reproductions, postcards and other items are available in the museum shop. Free public lectures are given during weekends.
When we visited, there was a special exhibit of George Seurat's "La Grande Jatte". It is a masterpiece, but all of the merchandising, pop-cultural references, and deification certainly detract from it.
The collection of European impressionism is very worthwhile!
The Art Institute of Chicago is wonderful. It has a great (and quite important collection) of American art, and its European and non-Western contents are respectible. The building's signage could be a bit more user friendly, but we had a great time there.
It's an amazing feeling to walk into the Art Institute of Chicago. It's like walking through a palace and finding visual treasures at every step that make you
hold your breathe or laugh or even get angry. I love that it is a place where people have good manners. It's quiet enough that you can think about the art. You're reminded of the value of the art because security is there to protect it, and it gives you alot of respect for the place. I always feel as though I've been in a very special place when I go to the Art Institute and I always spend some time in the gift shop to take home some memories in my hand.
I have been visiting the Art Institute for the last 30 years and have always enjoyed it. The special exhibits are always superlative and worth seeing, in spite of huge crowds. There is a good place to eat a casual meal as well.
All I remember about the place are the lions outside and the gift shop. I love art, so I can either surmise that my wife and I were only there to check out the gift shop at the end of a long day of sightseeing or the art collection didn't impress me. I choose the first option.
this is a cool place. i cant wait to go back because it is so cool. this is such a cool place because it just is so cool. the cool place that i am talking about is what you proabably already know about is the art institute of chicago. did i mention that it is so cool and that it is the coolest place in the world? well it is.
As the 2 proud lions protect this treasure, the trove is definately inside. One cannot find more extraordinary art & the additional exhibits are not only informative, but a rare glimpse at the past, present & future. The private exhibits at nite are awesome. The city museums are on par with worldwide art museums. A true must see when visiting the Windy City!
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