Art Institute of Chicago Photos

The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world's top art museums, occupies a building designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The classical structure on Michigan Avenue has been expanded or remodeled 11 times. The collections range from paintings, decorative arts, native American, oriental & African art & artifacts, arms & armor, plus many aspects of architecture for which Chicago is famous.

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Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lion sculpture by Edward Kemeys outside Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Facade of Art Institute of Chicago originally created for World's Columbian Exposition. Chicago, IL.Modern Wing at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lion sculpture (1893) by Edward Kemeys outside Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Facade of Art Institute of Chicago (1893) (South Michigan at East Adams) originally created for World's Columbian Exposition. Chicago, IL. Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge.Modern Wing (2009) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Architect: Renzo Piano.
Modern Wing at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Entrance corridor to new building at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Courtyard cafe at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gallery of sculpture at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Modern Wing (2009) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Entrance corridor to new building at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Courtyard cafe at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gallery of sculpture at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Classical gallery space at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Folk art gallery at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Portrait of Olivia Simes Morris by James Peale at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Dancer & Gazelles bronze sculpture by Paul Manship at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Classical gallery space at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Folk art gallery at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Portrait of Olivia Simes Morris (1814) by James Peale at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Dancer & Gazelles bronze sculpture (1916) by Paul Manship at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
The Bedroom in his yellow house in Arles painting by Vincent van Gogh at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Time Transfixed painting by René Magritte at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Sunday on la Grande Jatté painting by George Seurat at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Woman at the Piano painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
The Bedroom in his yellow house in Arles painting (1889) by Vincent van Gogh at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Time Transfixed painting (1938) by René Magritte at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Sunday on la Grande Jatté painting (1884) by George Seurat at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Woman at the Piano painting (1876) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Gallery of early American furniture at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Steel & Formica desk for Johnson Wax Co. of Racine, WI by Frank Lloyd Wright & made by Steelcase, Inc., at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Drawing room cabinet by Bruce James Talbert & made by Gillow & Co. of England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Display cabinet by Louis-Désire-Eugène Gaillard of France at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Gallery of early American furniture at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Steel & Formica desk for Johnson Wax Co. of Racine, WI (1936-9) by Frank Lloyd Wright & made by Steelcase, Inc., at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Drawing room cabinet (1871-2) by Bruce James Talbert & made by Gillow & Co. of England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Display cabinet (c1900) by Louis-Désire-Eugène Gaillard of France at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Porcelain dish by Worcester Porcelain Factory of England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Porcelain demitasse & saucer by Peter Behrens for Gebruder Bauscher of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.America stained glass window by Marc Chagall at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silver & glass Footed Bowl by Omar Ramsden & Alwyn Carr for James Powell & Sons of London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Porcelain dish (1765-75) by Worcester Porcelain Factory of England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Porcelain demitasse & saucer (1900-2) by Peter Behrens for Gebruder Bauscher of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. America stained glass window (1975-7) by Marc Chagall at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Silver & glass Footed Bowl (1908-9) by Omar Ramsden & Alwyn Carr for James Powell & Sons of London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Entrance arch from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gallery of Chicago architectural history at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Architectural elements rescued from Chicago landmarks at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Entrance arch (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Gallery of Chicago architectural history at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Architectural elements rescued from Chicago landmarks at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Zuni ceramic polychrome jar from Zuni Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceramic seated joined couple from Nayarit, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gallery of Greek antiquities at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Greek terracotta black figure Kylix from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Zuni ceramic polychrome jar (c1890) from Zuni Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Ceramic seated joined couple (200 BCE-300 AD) from Nayarit, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Gallery of Greek antiquities at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Greek terracotta black figure Kylix (wine cup) (530-520 BCE) from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chinese stoneware cloud-shaped pillow at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain punch bowl written Arms of Liberty with image of John Wilkes, an Englishman who defended American Liberty, at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Chinese stoneware cloud-shaped pillow (1115-1234 Jin dynasty) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Chinese export porcelain punch bowl (c1769) written Arms of Liberty with image of John Wilkes, an Englishman who defended American Liberty, at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.


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