Chicago, the largest city in the state of Illinois, is the third most populous city in the United States of America. This urban metropolis is one of the most popular cities worldwide and boasts a vibrant culture, diverse entertainment, eclectic performing arts and cutting edge contemporary art. Chicago’s unique cuisine, cultural attractions and thriving tourism industry are some of its many exciting features.
A cultural landmark which represents the artistic values and traditions from around the globe is the Arts Institute of Chicago. Located in the historic Michigan Boulevard District, this attraction houses the third largest permanent collection of art works; these include American, African, Asian and European art, along with other collections of valuable contemporary art.
Established in 1879, the Arts Institute of Chicago is a landmark that treasures historic and valuable pieces of art, works and periodicals; it is an excellent site to visit in order to witness the timeless beauty of art. It houses over 260,000 individual paintings, artifacts, books and impressionist works of art, exhibited through several intriguing exhibitions and displays.
One can witness various forms of beautiful works, ranging from impressionist creations to photography, containing styles from Africa, Asia, ancient Byzantine and from the Renaissance. This site also houses a grand collection of books from various literary minds the world over including collections of worldwide bestsellers and other featured titles.
Some the inspiring exhibitions of the Arts Institute of Chicago include the Parcours, Modern Inkers; Experimentation in Comics, Film and Photo of New York, and Fashioning the Object. In May 2009, this site opened its modern wing, housing modern 20th Century works of art, which is a highlight of this institution. It is a perfect place to visit if you are interested in witnessing the epic and timeless beauty of art throughout the ages and from all corners of the world.
For a truly unforgettable experience in “The Windy City”, stay at The Peninsula Chicago. Located in the heart of North Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, this Chicago five star hotel offers luxury accommodation ranging from stylish rooms to exclusive suites. The relaxing atmosphere and warm hospitality of this Chicago hotel downtown is further complemented by the many wellness and leisure facilities and the business and hospitality services it offers.