The Art Institute of Chicago [AIC] is not free and open Public Art. But I love AIC and have learned a lot from AIC; and so it finds a place in my Public Art website.. Moveover, entry to the Bhulm Family Terrance is free and it is the venue for rotating installations.
The images here are the exhibits that I have seen. AIC has many more exhibits, which can be seen at the AIC website..
All images are copyright © Jyoti Srivastava. Please do not use any image without written permission.
BHULM FAMILY TERRACE
The Bluhm Family Terrace comprises approximately 3,400 square feet of outdoor space, affording a spectacular confluence of architecture with views of Millennium Park and the surrounding city. The Department of Contemporary Art presents rotating installations on the terrace. The first being a selection of sculptures by the American artist Scott Burton. The installation presents a number of iconic chair forms designed by the artist between 1980 and 1989. This magnificent space also serves as a meeting place for museum guests and is connected to the rest of the Modern Wing via an ethereal glass box containing escalators that transport visitors to the “main street” of the Modern Wing, Griffin Court.
Griffin Court is the main lobby of Modern Wing od AIC. Griffin Court creates a north/south axis of circulation through the Art Institute, an axis that architect Renzo Piano refers to as the building’s “main street.” Griffin Court open a direct path from the Modern Wing’s new Millennium Park entrance to the Rice Building and special exhibitions in Regenstein Hall. The Modern Wing is composed of two three-story pavilions, one on each side of the two-story Griffin Court. This dramatic, skylit passageway serves as the entrance to the Modern Wing and is central to the design of the new building.
OTHER Temporary Exhibits at the AIC
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