Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Modern Wing

Today's the grand opening for the Art Institute of Chicago's new Modern Wing. After many years of design and construction I'm glad the day is finally here. It'll house the museum's collection of 20th century modern art and post-war contemporary art as well as give much more needed space to displaying their architecture and design collections. There will also be new galleries for video art as well as contemporary photography.
And on top of all this there's a new children's education center, cafes, a bookstore, and the Nichols Bridgeway that'll connect visitors straight from Millennium Park across the street to the sculpture garden on the Modern Wing's top floor. This expansion will make the Art Institute the 2nd largest art museum in the country. Admission will be free from today through next Friday, May 22nd.

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave at Adams
Chicago, IL

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