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Chicago Art Institute Modern Art Wing

Rothko at Art Institute of Chicago

Art institute of chicago modern wing hallway

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.

Rothko at Art Institute of Chicago

Ellsworth Kelly with city view Art Institute of Chicago

Charles Ray's perfect log at Art Institute of Chicago

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at Art Institute of Chicago

More on the building’s design and construction from the Art Institute of Chicago:

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