What is more exciting for art lovers than a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago?
I saw some of the beautiful works of Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso among others. It’s absolutely surreal to see a bunch of well-known masterpieces in real life.
One of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States and with a permanent collection of almost 300,000 works of art, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests each year. It was founded in 1879 and has been open in its current location since 1893.
Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day if one of my favorites. The said painting was recently “refreshed” due to some discoloration.
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884) by Georges Seurat is also a crowd favorite. The ginormous painting illustrates people relaxing in a suburban park on an island in the Seine River.
And we never missed the iconic American Gothic by Grant Wood from 1930.
Vincent van Gogh
The massive art collection ranges from paintings, sculptures, paperweights, and even furniture. Here are more snapshots of my favorite displays from various galleries that we browsed through.
focus: Lucy McKenzie
Sarah Charlesworth: Stills (Photo Exhibit)
From the Arthur Rubloff Collection of Paperweights
From the Ancient and Byzantine Collection
There were also sculptures from the American culture and these were my favorites:
Remember Disney’s Pocahontas? Here she is. (:
From the Design Objects and Furniture collection
I had an absolutely tiring yet lovely time. A day isn’t enough!