The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the city's most cherished cultural assets, but there's more to the museum than its galleries. Two pocket parks straddle the museum along Michigan Avenue, and the park just south of the museum features the dramatic Fountain of the Great Lakes sculpture from Lorado Taft.

16 of Chicago's Greatest Secret Gardens and Park Spaces

16 of Chicago's Greatest Secret Gardens and Park Spaces - Parks & Rec - Curbed Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL. Photography: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography. Read More: https://www.insideweddings.com/weddings/a-dream-winter-wedding-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago/563/ Read More: https://www.insideweddings.com/weddings/a-dream-winter-wedding-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago/563/

A Dream Winter Wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL. Photography: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography. Read More: https://www.insideweddings.com/weddings/a-dream-winter-wedding-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago/563/ Read More: https://www.insideweddings.com/weddings/a-dream-winter-wedding-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago/563/

Ivan Albright, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1943-44  From the Art Institute of Chicago:    Ivan Albright painted this lurid portrait for the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. In Wilde’s tale, Dorian Gray commissions a portrait of himself as an attractive young man and later trades his soul for an ever-youthful appearance. As the still-handsome Gray leads an increasingly dissolute and evil life, his painted representation rots and decay

Ivan Albright -The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Art Institute of Chicago. Ivan Albright painted this lurid portrait for the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

18 Places In Chicago To Go When You Need To Recharge & Feel Inspired the South Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago

18 Places In Chicago To Go When You Need To Recharge & Feel Inspired

111 S. The South Garden at The Art Institute. The Art Institute is, as should be expected, a favorite of many locals. Being so massive it offers plenty of nooks and crannies to escape to, including the Dan Kiley-designed South Garden.

Floral & decor: HMR Designs - Anne and Prasads Wedding at The Art Institute of Chicago by Jesse of Bliss Weddings and Events (Event Planning & Design) + Roey Yohai Photography

Classically Modern Chicago Wedding from Bliss Weddings and Events

Wedding Bouquet Floral & decor: HMR Designs - Anne and Prasads Wedding at The Art Institute of Chicago by Jesse of Bliss Weddings and Events (Event Planning & Design) + Roey Yohai Photography - via Grey likes weddings

Pierre-Auguste Renoir French, 1841-1919 Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881

Pierre Auguste Renoir Two Sisters on the Terrace painting is shipped worldwide,including stretched canvas and framed art.This Pierre Auguste Renoir Two Sisters on the Terrace painting is available at custom size.

John Singer Sargent (American), 1856-1925, The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy

John Singer Sargent, 1907 The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy. Chided by his peers for painting flattering portraits of society women.

Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.

Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the P

At the Art Institute of Chicago, the lions wear Chicago Cubs baseball hats! Stay tuned this week for special deals in honor of the Cubs playing the World Series. #FlytheW #GoCubsGo #CubbiesWin #CubsLove

At the Art Institute of Chicago, the lions wear Chicago Cubs baseball hats! Stay tuned this week for special deals in honor of the Cubs playing the World Series.

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