now open...

Something I've been looking forward to for the last couple of years is the opening of the Art Institute of Chicago's modern wing.  Finally the moment has arrived!  I got the chance to go check it out a week ago and took a few shots while I was there.  The building was designed by architect Renzo Piano, who created a structure that uses natural light to illuminate many of the galleries and public spaces.  The way in which this building breathes evokes a sense of calm while you soak up the artwork.  Beyond this, the openness of the space embraces the rest of the city as a natural extension of the museum.  To find out more about the collections, go here, or even better, go to the museum itself!

Nichols Bridgeway that extends from the museum to Millennium Park.

Bluhm Family Terrace has a cafe, sculpture, and provides a great view of the city.

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