The Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1879 on State and Monroe streets. It has been at its current location on Michigan Avenue since 1893. It is home to Seurat’s famed “A Sunday on La Grand Jatte” and Grant Wood’s often parodied “American Gothic,” both of which I saw when visiting. It is a great place where a lot of time can be spent. In addition to the museum, there is also the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Blackstone Hall in the Art Institute, postmarked 1913. The sender wrote on the front “Last Saturday I visited this place it was fair not as good as the N.Y. one.”
Upper Corridor, sent c1910 by someone who used to go to school here.