Art Institute of Chicago

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.

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

FAMOUS PAINTINGS

Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day if one of my favorites. The said painting was recently “refreshed” due to some discoloration.Art Institute of Chicago-Paris Street; Rainy Day

Art Institute of Chicago-Paris Street; Rainy Day

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.Art Institute of Chicago-A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

And we never missed the iconic American Gothic by Grant Wood from 1930.Art Institute of Chicago- American Gothic

Claude Monet

The Artist's House at Argenteuil by Claude Monet
The Artist’s House at Argenteuil
Waterloo Bridge, Gray Weather, 1900 by Claude Monet
Waterloo Bridge, Gray Weather, 1900
Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1901 by Claude Monet
Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1901

Art Institute of Chicago-Claude Monet

Salvador Dali

A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano, 1936 by Salvador Dali
A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano, 1936
Visions of Eternity, 1936/37 by Savador Dali
Visions of Eternity, 1936/37

Vincent van Gogh

The Bedroom, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh
The Bedroom, 1889
Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle (La Berceuse), 1889 by Vincent van Gogh
Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle (La Berceuse), 1889

Art Institute of Chicago-Vincent van Gogh

Self-Portrait, 1887 by Vincent van Gogh
Self-Portrait, 1887
The Poet's Garden, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh
The Poet’s Garden, 1888

Pablo Picasso

Art Institute of Chicago-Pablo Picasso

The Red Armchair, December 16, 1931 by Pablo Picasso
The Red Armchair, December 16, 1931
Abstraction: Background with Blue Cloudy Sky, January 4, 1930 by Pablo Picasso
Abstraction: Background with Blue Cloudy Sky, January 4, 1930
The Old Guitarist, 1903 by Pablo Picasso
The Old Guitarist, 1903

Art Institute of Chicago-Pablo Picasso

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.

The Little Pond, Appledore by Childe Hassam
The Little Pond, Appledore by Childe Hassam
An Elegant Woman at the Élysée-Montmartre (Élégante à l'Élysée-Montmartre), 1888 by Louis Anquetin
An Elegant Woman at the Élysée-Montmartre (Élégante à l’Élysée-Montmartre), 1888 by Louis Anquetin
Hills of Byram by Daniel Garber
Hills of Byram by Daniel Garber
Rabbit Warren at Pontoise, Snow, 1879 by Camille Pissarro
Rabbit Warren at Pontoise, Snow, 1879 by Camille Pissarro
Grey Diamond, 1955 by Ilya Bolotowsky
Grey Diamond, 1955 by Ilya Bolotowsky
Grey Diamond, 1955 by Ilya Bolotowsky
Grey Diamond, 1955 by Ilya Bolotowsky

EXHIBITIONS

focus: Lucy McKenzie

Art Institute of Chicago-Lucy McKenzie

Art Institute of Chicago-Lucy McKenzie

Art Institute of Chicago-Lucy McKenzie

Sarah Charlesworth: Stills (Photo Exhibit)

The Art Institute of Chicago-Sarah Charlesworth

Art Institute of Chicago-Sarah Charlesworth

Art Institute of Chicago-Sarah Charlesworth

Art Institute of Chicago-Sarah Charlesworth

Art Institute of Chicago-Sarah Charlesworth

COLLECTIONS

From the Arthur Rubloff Collection of Paperweights

Art Institute of Chicago-Arthur Rubloff

Art Institute of Chicago-Arthur Rubloff

From the Ancient and Byzantine Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago-Ancient and Byzantine Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago-Ancient and Byzantine Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago-Ancient and Byzantine Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago-Ancient and Byzantine Collection

The Art Institute of Chicago-Ancient and Byzantine Collection

There were also sculptures from the American culture and these were my favorites:

Art Institute of Chicago-sculptures

Art Institute of Chicago-sculptures

Art Institute of Chicago-sculptures
Remember Disney’s Pocahontas? Here she is. (:

The Art Institute of Chicago-Pocahontas

From the Design Objects and Furniture collection

Art Institute of Chicago-Design Objects and Furniture

Art Institute of Chicago-Design Objects and Furniture

Art Institute of Chicago-Design Objects and Furniture
Art Institute of Chicago-Design Objects and Furniture

I had an absolutely tiring yet lovely time. A day isn’t enough!

Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Monday-Sunday, 10:30AM to 5:00PM

The Art Institute of Chicago

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