We spent spring break week in Chicago looking at schools for my daughter and visiting family. We also managed to do some other fun things and one of those was a visit to the Art Institute.
The Art Institute of Chicago is hands down one of my favorite museums on the planet. It seems to have grown since the last time I was there in 1996. There is absolutely no way to see the entire museum in one day. Did I mention it’s immense? Boy howdy. We had only a few hours to see as much as we could before they closed, so we headed up the grand staircase and we were greeted first with some Frank Lloyd Wright architectural remnants from torn down buildings. There’s a nice Rodin sculpture just before you go in to see the Impressionists, the first of many rooms with impressionist paintings. I think the Art Institute of Chicago may have the largest collection of impressionist art that I have seen. There were full rooms of Monet and Renoir. Heaven on earth for an impressionism fan.
We also visited the modern art wing and found more eye candy there. Warhol and Picasso and Dali, oh my! And plenty of other interesting art that enriched me even more having seen them that day. I was sad that we didn’t have time for the miniature rooms. You just cannot see everything. But we thoroughly enjoyed what we did see and I’m providing a snapshot in my gallery below for you to enjoy. This museum is a must for art lovers. The collection is so vast and displays many types of art such that I think there is something for everyone here. Click on any photo to start the gallery and enjoy!