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Ten Years Of The Modern Wing

"The Modern Wing is the most recent addition to the museum as well as the greatest departure from original museum architecture.

"It utilizes key contemporary design principles, such as the use of natural lighting and a façade of transparent, glazed walls that help meet the temperature and humidity conditions required for art while also surpassing Chicago Energy Code requirements.

"The most recent manifestation of our mission to show modern and contemporary art, the Modern Wing is the home of the Edlis-Neeson Collection, the largest donation in the museum's history."


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From Wikipedia:

"On May 16, 2009, the Art Institute opened the Modern Wing, the largest expansion in the museum's history.

"The 264,000-square-foot addition, designed by Renzo Piano, makes the Art Institute the second-largest museum in the US.

"The Modern Wing is home to the museum's collection of early 20th-Century European art, including Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, Henri Matisse's Bathers by a River, and RenΓ© Magritte's Time Transfixed.

"The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection of Surrealist art includes the largest public display of Joseph Cornell's works (37 boxes and collages).

"The Wing also houses contemporary art from after 1960; new photography, video media, architecture and design galleries including original renderings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Bruce Goff; temporary exhibition space; shops and classrooms; a cafe and a restaurant, Terzo Piano, that overlooks Millennium Park from its terrace.

"In addition, the Nichols Bridgeway connects a sculpture garden on the roof of the new wing with the adjacent Millennium Park to the north and a courtyard designed by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol."

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See also:

* Secrets Of The Modern Wing.

* The Modern Wing on Yelp.

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Modern Wing Stroll.

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Insta Modern Wing.

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Posted on May 28, 2019


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