Virtually Visit the Art Institute of Chicago

exterior of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the city’s most iconic museums. Bring all the learning and excitement of the Art Institute home with its unique options for online exploration. Channel your inner art critic from our Chicago apartments with these stunning virtual experiences. 

Explore the Collection

Of course, one of the best parts of visiting an art museum is the art. The Art Institute’s online collection features thousands of pieces that you can browse through, including classics like Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait.

El Greco Online 

The Art Institute created a wonderful online version of their exhibit, El Greco: Ambition and Defiance. Take a guided video tour of the exhibition, listen to audio from experts about the exhibition’s highlights, and read articles about El Greco’s life and work. You can even use an interactive feature to engage with El Greco’s most well-known piece, The Assumption of the Virgin

Interactive Features

The museum’s fascinating interactive features let you get up-close and personal with select works of art. Learn how to read a mummy mask or dive into the details of McDonald Gill’s 1914 London transit system map. Also, you can get a close look at the history, construction, and restoration of a carousel horse. 

At-Home Activities

On top of its many virtual experiences, the Art Institute also offers a great collection of arts activities you can do at home. Explore ideas for art projects, writing prompts, crossword puzzles, coloring pages, and more. With any luck, your project will wind up in the museum’s collections someday! 

While you get inspired through your virtual visit, sip on some delicious coffee from a local shop near our apartments in Chicago. Contact us today to learn more about all that our apartments at Mondial River West have to offer.

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