The Greater Chicago Scenes Of Art.
Chicago, one of the great cities in the world, is home to a great art scene. Chicago is home to many galleries, museums , and public street art.
Chicago’s park’s and buildings are home to several sculptures, murals, and other public art works. One of the most notable is the Cloud Gate Sculpture in Millennium Park, known as the Bean to Chicago residents, which is a large reflective metallic sculpture shaped like a bean. Both controversial and admired this sculpture cannot be missed. Another not to be missed work of public is the Agora Sculpture in Grant Park. Agora is a set of 106 headless and armless iron sculptures designed by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. These larger than life sculptures are breathtaking, and must be seen to be believed. Crown Fountain is a 3rd public art installment that is both fascinating and controversial. Crown Fountain is a reflecting pool placed between two 50 ft towers. The towers each feature video clips of scenery and local Chicago residents.
Chicago is home to several public art museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago. The AIC features both permanent and rotating exhibits. Among the highlights of the collections are a large exhibit devoted to architecture, a large collection of American art, and a new modern wing that features art from the 1900′s to today.
The AIC is home to several famous works of art, that are occasionally lent out to other museums and galleries. Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is located on the second floor the in the American Art collection. Nighthawks is an iconic American painting known to most by sight than name. Nighthawks is a painting of classic nighttime 40′s diner scene. Other iconic paintings housed in the AIC include American Gothic, George Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte and works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe, and many other famous great artists.