Chicago Day 3: Art Institute Chicago


The Chicago Go card includes entry to the Art Institute Chicago. The main entrance is guarded by two lion statues.

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When we redeemed our tickets at the counter, we were warned that Garrett Popcorn is strictly prohibited as we were carrying the Garrett Popcorn bag. We brought along the popcorn to enjoy on the river cruise. So, we had to stuffed the bag into our small bag pack to sneak it in. Of course, we are not going to eat it in the museum.

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The Grand Staircase.

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We started our tour on the second level, Impressionism section as Nanzaro wanted to see Vincent van Gogh’s art pieces.

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Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte – 1884.

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A closer look reviews the painting is painted in dots.

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The above oil on canvas is by Claude Monet; Poppy Field; 1890/91.

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Vincent van Gogh, Bedroom in Arles, 1888.

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Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait, 1887.

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Vincent van Gogh, The Poet’s Garden, 1888.

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Vincent van Gogh, Grapes, Lemons, Pears, and Apples, 1887.

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Antonio d’Este, After a model by Antonio Canova, Deposition, After 1800.

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The Deposition, a plaster model by Canova.

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Francesco Guardi, The Grand Canal, Venice, about 1760.

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Michele Marieschi, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, 1740-41.

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Jean-Baptiste Huet, A Caravan, 1768.

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Cuzco, Our Lady of Bethlehem with a Male Donor, 18th century.

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Table Centerpiece, c. 1750, Italy, Turin

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Door by Giandomenico Tiepolo, a prominent 18th-century painter, Venice.

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Cabinet by Giles Grendey, London.

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Augburg Cabinet, carved in ivory.

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Two Flower Vases, early 18th century, Netherlands, Delft; tin-glazed earthenware (delftware).

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From the Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art section, Nuihaku, Japan. The robe pattern features the planks of the bridge that are floating in space, disconnected from one another with multicolored irises embroidered alongside.

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Japanese bamboo basket.

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Hot Water Pot, 16th century, Lacquer on wood, Japan.

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The thunderbolt deity, Shukongojin, 12th/14th century, Japan.

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Joseon Dynasty Stonewares and Porcelains.

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Chimera (Tomb Figurine), Gray earthernware with slip coating and polychrome pigments, China, Western Han dynasty.

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Suspension Bell (Bo), Bronze, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty.

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Pair of Wine Flasks (Hu), Bronze, China, Western Zhou dynasty.

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Wine or Grain Vessel (Hu or Zhong), Bronze with incised decoration and gold and silver amalgams, China, Western Han dynasty.

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Head pf Guanyin, Marble with traces of metal fittings at crown, China, Late Northern Qi/Sui dynasty, late 6th century.

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Buddha, limestone with traces of polychrome pigments, China, Tang dynasty.

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Buddhist Votive Stele, Stone, China, Western Wei dynasty.

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Krishna Yamari (Six-Faced Conqueror of Death) on a Buffalo, Iron, China, present-day Yunnan province; c. 12th century.

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From the Modern Art section on Level 3, Charles Ray’s contemporary sculpture, Hinoki.

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Sleeping woman, Charles Rays.

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Alberto Giacometti, Walking Man II, Bronze, 1960.

There are so many things to see, there is no way to cover everything in detail in a day.

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