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Feature Artists at the Art Institute
This Chicago museum prides itself on always having something new so visitors keep coming back. Special exhibits are also a big draw, though you can always find something here by such legends as Pablo Picasso, Grant Wood (painter of American Gothic), and Vincent Van Gogh.Continue to 3 of 13 below.
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Van Gogh's Bedroooms
The Art Institute of Chicago presented “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” to illustrate the artist’s talent and personal trials as he moved around Europe.Continue to 4 of 13 below.
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Much More Than Van Gogh's Bedrooms
The “Van Gogh’s Bedroom” exhibit not only shows his three paintings titled The Bedroom, but it also displays many of his other works through the years, as well as the work of his artist friends. Some of these are on permanent display at the museum.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Jean Francois Millet, Friend of Van Gogh
French artist Jean Francois Millet, whose painting The Woodchopper is shown here at the Art Institute in Chicago, was one of the artists Vincent Van Gogh worked with.Continue to 6 of 13 below.
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The Troubled Life of Vincent Van Gogh
Although the Dutch painter was only 37 when he died of an apparent suicide, during that time he lived in 24 cities across 10 countries. Van Gogh's work, like this self-portrait in the Art Institute museum indicates, was mostly in the art field, he was also a teacher and a minister. He was always looking for a place and profession to belong to.Continue to 7 of 13 below.
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About the Bedroom Paintings
“The Bedroom” actually includes three paintings Van Gogh did of the same bedroom. This is the final painting hanging at the Art Institute in Chicago. Subtle differences can be seen in each one which illustrates the change in Van Gogh over the first month he lived here.Continue to 8 of 13 below.
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Van Gogh's Time at Aries
Also included in the special Van Gogh exhibition at the Art Institute are paintings done by the artist during his time at Aries. Van Gogh stayed there after a breakdown in 1888, during which he cut off his left ear. This painting in the museum was done after that troubling time.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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More Dark Times for Van Gogh
Before his death, Vincent Van Gogh also spent time at Saint-Remy Hospital. The Art Institute pictures painted during that period give a glimpse into his darker time.Continue to 10 of 13 below.
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More Special Exhibits at the Art Institute
“Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” is a special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago through May 10th. The museum continually presents exhibits such as this and “Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print.” That exhibit is available at the museum through August 7th.Continue to 11 of 13 below.
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Van Gogh Remains at the Museum
Don’t worry if you missed the “Van Gogh Bedrooms” exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. Many of the paintings in this special exhibition are permanently on display at the museum, including this one, Terrance and Observation Deck at the Moulin de Blute-Fin, Montmartre.
Montmartre still remains a popular gathering spot for artists in Paris.Continue to 12 of 13 below.
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The Art Institute Is on Top of the World
TripAdvisor has named the Art Institute of Chicago the Top Museum in the World.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Location of the Art Institute
The Art Institute is located at the intersection of Adams and Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The museum has two entrances, one at 111 South Michigan Avenue and the other at 159 East Monroe. Valet parking is available (cash only), but limited. There are also public garages nearby.
The Museum is open daily from 10:30-5:00 p.m., and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary passes to the museum on Free Thursday Evenings, though special exhibits are not usually included. The only days the Art Institute of Chicago is closed is on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Visit the Art Institute website for more information.