Art · Chicago

Art Thrives in Archives of Chicago

Art is alive and kicking in Chicago. The home of a wealth of the world’s best works are in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Grand Dame of museums in the city. The ArtIC houses a huge museum and a school on Michigan Avenue, south of the Magnificent Mile.

The 5 top-selling postcards at the Art Institute’s museum shop provides a sampling of the great works you can find inside.

1. PARIS STREET, RAINY DAY by Gustave Caillebotte

2. WATER LILLIES by Claude Monet

3. NIGHTHAWKS by Edward Hopper

4. A SUNDAY ON LA GRANDE JATTE by Georges-Pierre Seurat

5. AMERICAN GOTHIC by Grant Wood

All these 5 works I remember viewing from a giant screen as beamed by a hideously large piece of technology called the overhead projector (then state-of-the-art) in college during Humanities class. (Thanks, Prof. Frances Murillo, for getting me hooked!). Little did I imagine then that many years down the line I would get to see them up close and personal, and … better yet, really and actually have them in the city where I live. :)

Atrium of the Art Institute of Chicago
Atrium of the Art Institute of Chicago

I am truly blessed.

By the works of Frank Lloyd Wright
By the works of Frank Lloyd Wright

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” ~Pablo Picasso

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