A Visit to The Art Institute of Chicago

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to The Art Institute of Chicago. This art museum is one of the biggest and oldest in the world and is the third largest in the country. There's many great works of art housed there and it will take a while to look at them all. Since we were with our kids, our first stop was the Family Room. It's a large room filled with toys, blocks, books, and even an art project to do. While our boys were playing and doing art, we looked through the museum brochure. 

There were some paintings I really wanted to on Level 2, the Impressionism area. The painting I wanted to view the most was Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Click on the link to read about this huge and notable painting from 1884. It took my breath away when I saw it, since I'd been dreaming of seeing it since I was young. I was also able to view a bunch of Claude Monet's works, which is always a pleasure. 

We saw only a small part of the museum because our kids were tired and wanted to stay in the Family Room and play. You do have to compromise when traveling with young kids. The interior of the museum was a sight to see with a grand staircase and statues to look at. The large loin statues outside of the museum were also fun to see. The location of the museum was only a few blocks from our hotel, making it really accessible for us. 


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