what did we visit: AIC

last thursday charlotte and i did something very much at the top of my "TO DO IN CHICAGO" list. go to the AIC (art institute of chicago.) especially the newly opened modern wing.

how can i express my complete love for that place?


the space is amazing. the natural light, the copious amount of windows, the layout of walls, divisions and varying sizes of rooms and the progression of the exhibitions from one door to the next - all extensively thought out and meticulously considered for perfect museum visiting and art viewing. (only one flaw bothered me - the way the glass doors slam a little when they close)

and the current art on display is pretty amazing as well. i'm fairly certain the majority of the second and third levels are permanent collections on view but i think i could wander through there any number of times and be very satisfied with my visit each time. they contain european and contemporary art displayed chronologically spanning most of the 20th century.

thursdays from 5 - 9 are free throughout the summer! if you're in chicago it's a must go.

monday - wednesday 10:30 - 5:00
thursday - friday 10:30 - 9:00
saturday - sunday 10:00 - 5:00

1 comment:

Amy + Dianne said...

oh wow! such nice/modern interior!!