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Museums of Chicago

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Sarah Tiedemann

on 20 January 2014

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The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago: a myriad of great museums
Field Museum

- one of the finest natural history
- originally founded to house
World's Columbian Exposition
- permanent and temporary
Culture Exhibits
Temporary Exhibits
Nature Exhibits
Temporary Exhibits
Founded in 1879
Approx. 300,000 works of art
Collection is housed in eight buildings
Nearly one million square feet
Second largest art museum in the United States
Committed to supporting the city and its residents free access to Illinois residents!
Some Facts ...
- originated from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
- originally titled "Columbian Mseum of Chicago"
1893: incorporated by the State of Illinois
1905: change of name to "Field Museum of Natural History"
1921: move from original location to present site on Chicago Park District Property
1943-1966: known as "Chicago Natural History Museum"
General Information
Research and Education
T-Rex Sue
Historical Background
Founded in 1879 as the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts
Both a museum and school for the fine arts
Critical era in the history of Chicago Only a few years after the Great Fire!
World's Columbian Exposition (1892–93)

The Art Institute pressed for a building on the lakefront to be constructed for the fair
Used by the Institute afterwards

officially opened on December 8, 1893
Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
Construction of the Ryerson (1901) & Burnham (1912) Libraries
Cover all periods of art
Most known for their extensive collection of 18th-20th-century architecture
Famous two bronze lion statues guarding the western entrance on Michigan Avenue by Edward Kemeys
"stands in an attitude of defiance"
"on the prowl"
East entrance: stone arch entrance to the old Chicago Stock Exchange designed by L. Sullivan
railroad tracks
The Modern Wing
opened in 2009
(= 24,500 m2)
Renzo Piano
The Shard - London
New York Times Building
Centre Pompidou - Paris

Bluhm Family Terrace
Nichols Bridgeway
"Must - sees"
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum
Adler Planetarium
Shedd Aquarium
Museum Campus
Museum of Science and History
Chicago's rich ethnic diversity in museums:
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
DuSable Museum of African-American History
Oriental Institute Museum
Swedish American Museum Center
Other Museums
African - American - Ancient and Byzantine - Architecture and Design - Arms, Armour, Medieval and Renaissance - Asian - Contemporary - European Decorative Arts - European Painting and Sculpture - Indian Art of the Americas - Modern - Photography - Prints and Drawings - Textiles - Thorne Miniature Rooms

A Day of Museum Hopping in Chicago
Art Donors
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Interrupted-Reading
Young Woman - Jean-François Millet
Henry Field
Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando -
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Bertha Honoré Palmer
Claude Monet - The Departure of the Boats
Helen & Frederic Bartlett
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges Seurat
The Bedroom - Vincent van Gogh
Martin A. Ryerson
Virgin and Child with Saints Dominic and Hyacinth
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Collection
French Impressionist Painters
Claude Monet - Haystacks/Water Lilies
Two Sisters - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Paris Street; Rainy Day - Gustave Caillebotte
Post-Impressionist Painters
The Basket of Apples - Paul Cézanne
At the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Bathers by a River - Henri Matisse
Self-portrait - Vincent van Gogh
American Collection
The Child's Bath - Mary Cassatt
American Gothic - Grant Wood
Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
Other Collections
Thorne Miniature Rooms
Temporary Exhibition:
American Decorative Arts
Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Galleries
Temporary Exhibits
Inside Ancient Egypt
Underground Adventure
Ancient Americas
Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Children's Museum
Chicago History Museum
We hope you liked our journey and thank you for your attention!!!
- organized in 1893
- essential research source
- 275.000 volumes of main research
(biological, systematics, anthropology,
geology, archeology)
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