Monday, June 01, 2009

New wing

I almost forgot to post about the reason I went to the city the week before last. It was to visist the new modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. There was free admission for the first week that it was open. Since I am on a budget, I was all over that. The building was designed by Renzo Piano and it is really quite beautiful. You can enter from the Monroe Street entrance seen above or you can take the pedestrian bridge (Nichols Bridgeway) as I did, which will take you directly from Millenium Park over Monroe street and into the third level of the modern wing.
This is the view overlooking Millenium Park from the Bluhm Family Terrace.

Bluhm Family Terrace - Behind you is the museum restaurant Terzo Piano.

Monroe Street entrance to the wing

Griffin Court - there are now nice wide open light spaces in which to view the modern collection.

The roof to the wing

Just a nice room or lounge with some great furniture

The Pritzker Garden

Griffin Court ane the entrance to the Cy Twombly exhibit.
If you are planning a visit to Chicago, you should definitely plan on checking out the new wing. It is worth the price of admission.

1 comment:

ai said...

i have no plans of visiting chicago at the moment, but i'd love to go back there really badly.