Vast collection of artwork, including some of the greatest works by maestros like Pablo Picasso, makes Art Institute of Chicago a reputed museum in the USA. Those who are booking tickets on flights arriving in Chicago, this place is a must watch.
Situated in Chicago’s Grant Park, Art Institute of Chicago is one of the best art museums in the world and not only in the USA. Whether you are an art aficionado who wishes to explore some of the finest works of the maestros or a simple holidaymaker who wants to have fun, this museum is worth booking tickets on flights to Chicago. It was founded in 1866 by a group of artists named as Chicago Academy of Design and the institute has seen its ups and downs since then. There is a breathtaking collection of arts including impressionist and post-impressionist as a permanent collection. There is beautiful blend of cultures from around the world in collections. Asian art, American art and many other arts have made way to its holdings. Entrance tickets are needed for out-of-state visitors.
How the Building Looks
There is a reason why the Art institute of Chicago is one of the most clicked spot in USA. This is a must visit place for the holidaymakers who plan on reserving tickets aboard flights to this city. As you take a look at the entrance, two magnificent bronze lions on both corners add an amazing charm to this place. The design of the building is Beaux-Arts style and ever since it was built, building has always been admired for its beautiful architecture. Outside of the building looks really great, especially at night when it is lit like a palace; the facade looks as fascinating as it ever was. Interiors are charmingly elegant; there is a certain speciality that can be noticed in every nook and corner of this museum in the USA. Surely, people will be pleased with their decision to buy air tickets and board flights to the city.
What to see
There is absolutely no shortage of things to see here after buying entrance tickets. The museum boasts more than 260,000 samples of arts from around the world. The museum takes pride in having one of the best collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. A remarkable collection of American Paintings can also be seen here, giving flights to the fancies of one and all!! The collection holds over 30 paintings by the famous Claude Monet, great works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne’s works, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s highlight and works by other famous artists as well. Those who love Claude Monet are sure to be delighted with the collection this museum holds of this great artist. The modern wing that was added in 2009 holds the collections of great maestros like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse and Jackson Pollock. Few of the must watch paintings in this museum are Pablo Picasso’s The Old Guitarist, Paul Cézanne’s The Basket of Apples, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles and Jatte Georges Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. These are just few of the many artworks that make this place a must visit after investing on flights to get to the USA. If you wish to explore all the best things in this museum, at least a day is needed.