Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most famous museums in the world, housing some of the most notable Impressionist and Post Impressionist works of art. It is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL. It has more than three thousand collection of fine arts ranging from works art of dating back to ancient and Byzantine empires to African American Artists to Modern works of art. Its collections include painting, sculpture, arms and armor and other human expressions. The museum regularly holds exhibitions of wide range of themes and exhibitions of works of arts of many artists, including Chicago artists. The museum also holds regular family exhibitions. Some of the most famous collections of the museum include the works of Henri Matisse, Leonardo da Vinci, Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker and Vincent Van Gogh.

The Art Institute of Chicago is also an educational institution as it is connected with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It is one of the largest school-museums in the country. The school has its own technologically advanced facilities and is located at the famous Modern Wing. The school offers undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate courses on different fields which include art and technology, art history, art education, film and video and others. The multidisciplinary curriculum of the institute aims to develop critical and provocative thinking and creation of arts amongst its students. The faculty includes scholars, artists and art practitioners.

The Art Institute of Chicago is also known for its library. Although it is open to all visitors of the museum, it is a non-circulating library. It has an extensive collection from all art periods although its most extensive collection is on architecture from the last three centuries. The library boasts of large collection of art and architectural resources as it has over 400,000 titles of printed materials and more than 100,000 auction catalogs.


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