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The Art Institute of Chicago

One of the highlights of this trip for me was the Chicago Art Institute. We were a little apprehensive about paying $17 each (and that was with the student discount!) We originally went on a Thursday night- we misread the website thinking that Thursday was free to everyone- that’s only for Illinois residents. So we left and didn’t go Thursday because it was incredibly busy. I’m really glad that Zach thought of coming back the next day because it was packed that night.

We were both overwhelmed by the amount of amazing artwork in there. We spent 3.5 or 4 hours in the Art Institute and didn’t even see half of the artwork. It was really incredible. There were a lot of really famous works of art, and some amazing lesser known works also. There was a really impressive Picasso exhibit going on as well. This is something I would highly recommend and it is worth the money. Here are some of my favorite works of art.


Picture of Dorian Gray- Ivan Albright

American Gothic- Grant Wood IMG_0590

Cow’s Skull with Calico Roses- Georgia O’Keeffe


Minotaur and Wounded Horse Picasso


Blue Forest– Max Ernst


Inventions of the Monsters- Salvador Dali

Short Circuit (Combine Painting)– Robert Rauschenberg

Weeping Woman I– Picasso IMG_0610

Water Lilies- Monet


Water Lily Pond- Monet

Water Lily Pond (Close-up) IMG_0615

Ballet Dancers– Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Moulin de la Galette– Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


The Bedroom– van Gogh IMG_0621

Self Portrait– van Gogh IMG_0624

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte- Georges Seurat

Chrysanthemums– Renoir

Tightrope Walker– Jean-Louis Forain

Have any of you been to the Chicago Art Institute? What did you think? Which work of art was your favorite?

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