Art Institute of Chicago

(redirected from Chicago, Art Institute of)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Chicago, Art Institute of:

see Art Institute of ChicagoArt Institute of Chicago,
museum and art school, in Grant Park, facing Michigan Ave. It was incorporated in 1879; George Armour was the first president. Since 1893 the Institute has been housed in its present building, designed in the classical Beaux-Arts style by the Boston
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Art Institute of Chicago,

museum and art school, in Grant Park, facing Michigan Ave. It was incorporated in 1879; George Armour was the first president. Since 1893 the Institute has been housed in its present building, designed in the classical Beaux-Arts style by the Boston firm of Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge. New buildings and wings were added during the second half of the 20th cent. A large new modern wing designed by Renzo PianoPiano, Renzo
, 1937–, Italian architect, b. Genoa. Piano attended architecture school at Milan Polytechnic, graduating in 1964. He worked with architects Louis I. Kahn and Z. S. Makowsky from 1965 to 1970.
..... Click the link for more information.
 that houses the Art Institute's postwar and contemporary collections opened in 2009. Among the museum's famous collections are those of Dutch, Spanish, Flemish, and early Italian paintings, including works by El Greco, Rembrandt, and Hals. The Institute is rich in 19th-century American and French paintings; particularly well known is La Grande Jatte by Seurat. Modern and contemporary American and European paintings and sculpture are also well represented. Other collections include prints and drawings, dating from the 15th cent.; sculpture; decorative arts; and a fine collection of Chinese art. The Institute also includes the Ryerson Library for research and the Goodman Memorial Theater with its school of drama.

Chicago, Art Institute of

 

a major art museum of the USA. Founded in 1879, the museum houses collections of primitive art, Oriental art, traditional art of America, Africa, and Oceania, and Western European art of the 13th to 20th centuries.

References in periodicals archive ?
Participating museums include: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, American Indian Center of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Bronzeville Children's Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago History Museum, Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Clarke House Museum, Des Plaines History Center, Downers Grove Park District Museum, DuPage Children's Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Elgin Public Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, First Division Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Frank Lloyd Wright Fredric C.

Full browser ?