Thursday, August 20, 2009

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing

I finally had a chance to visit the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Here's a sampling of art on the third floor where they have European Modern Art from 1900 to 1950.

Henry Moore. Maquette for UNESCO
Reclining Figure
, 1957. Bronze.

Pablo Picasso. Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler,
1910. Oil on canvas.

Constantin Brancusi. Suffering, 1907. Bronze.

Henry Matisse. Bathers by a River, 1909-10,
1913, 1916-17. Oil on canvas.

Constantin Brancusi. Sleeping Muse, 1910. Bronze.

Raymond Duchamp-Villon. Horse, 1914. Bronze.

Henri Rousseau. The Waterfall,1910. Oil on canvas.

Henri Matisse. The Serf, 1900-04. Bronze.

Vasily Kandinsky. Painting with Green Center,
1913. Oil on canvas.

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Stags,1914. Veined alabaster.

Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Bust of Kneeling Girl, 1911.
Cast stone.

Paul Klee. In the Magic Mirror, 1934.
Oil on canvas, on board.

Oskar Schlemmer. Abstract Figure,1921.
Bronze and nickel.

Henri Matisse. Lemons on a Pewter Plate,1926.
Oil on canvas.

Henri Matisse. Seated Nude,1925-29. Bronze.

Henry Moore. Figure,1937. Marble.

Man Ray. Chess Set, 1927. Brass, silver, and gold.

Rene Magritte. On the Threshold of Liberty, 1937.
Oil on canvas.

Victor Brauner. Acolo, 1949. Encaustic and collage
on paper on board.

Rene Magritte. The Tune and Also the Words, 1964.
Gouache and graphite on paper.

Alberto Giacometti. Walking Man II, 1960. Bronze.
Tall Figure, 1947. Bronze.

View from the second floor of the new wing.

View on the ground floor of the new wing
facing north towards Millennium Park.

View after exiting the new wing towards Millenium
Park. A bridge connects the park with the museum.

Another view of the bridge looking west

The new wing (left) was added to the existing
museum. Trains travel below the museum.

More photos of the Modern Wing and Millennium Park to come.

Photo Credit: All photos by Amy A. Rudberg, unless otherwise indicated.

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