Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, one in a long line to be an influential museum for curating and hosting art displays, is none other than The Aic. This institution has been around since 1879, when it first opened its doors as the Illinois Centennial Exposition Building with intentions of displaying Western civilization’s heritage during these United States’ centennial year celebrations. Today there are five permanent galleries that host over 467 works by celebrated artists like Diego Rivera or Auguste Renoir, but what really sets this place apart from any other – besides their diverse collection-is how you can study abroad opportunities available through partnering programs.

The Art Institute of Chicago is a who’s-who in art culture with its collection being encyclopedic and featuring iconic works such as Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1880), Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Old Guitarist’ (1912). The permanent exhibits contain nearly 300k pieces from various cultures that have been collected over time by 11 curatorial departments at this institution which mounts special exhibitions every year showcasing cutting edge research into different aspects relating to their vast amount; these illuminate parts – both old and new.

The Art Institute has a variety of resources to help you find what you’re looking for. They have an art history library with books that cover all periods and styles, as well as an architecture lab where they can assess historic buildings or recent renovations on modern structures.

The growth of the collection in this museum has warranted several additions to this museum, which was constructed for World’s Columbian Exposition. The most recent expansion opened in 2009 and increased our footprint by nearly one million square feet, making it second only behind The Met with their 980akery space. This makes the institute one out few art museums left that are still associated together thanks to Chicago’s School For Arts And Industry- reliably recognized worldwide as a leading institution providing trained professionals across all disciplines.

The Art Institute of Chicago is the home to more than 5,000 years worth of human expression from worldwide cultures and contains 300k+ works in 11 curatorial departments, which include early Japanese prints, art that was produced during The Byzantine Empire’s time period up until today’s American paintings. One major specialty at this museum would be its collection on Western culture because it houses one of the finest collections available within these topics.

The third floor of this Chicago museum’s Modern Wing is home to some excellent works by modern artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Brâncuși. The Bathers by a River shows how they incorporated light in their paintings, while time Transfixed showcases Magritte’s ability as an innovator who sought out new ways for viewers’ eyes to be tangled up with what was happening on screen or paper before them. 

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