Chicago Art Institute Modern Art Wing
I spent most of the last week in Chicago including a full day at the Art Institute. It was my first visit since the opening of the new Modern Art Wing in 2009. Designed by Renzo Piano, the structure is glass with rib-like vertical and horizontal white elements resulting in an airy and light-filled space (even on a drizzly day) with incredible views of the city. It is a lovely, blank container for a good collection with some hidden green building construction.
More on the building’s design and construction from the Art Institute of Chicago: