Art Institute of Chicago

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.

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3 Responses to Art Institute of Chicago

  1. Mandy says:

    I like these! I hadn’t seen the last one before.

    I visited Chicago earlier this year, and fell in love with the city. Shortly thereafter, I began collecting Chicago postcards (I’ve bought some from your Delcampe store). The Art Institute was one of my favorite things that I saw on the trip. I almost didn’t go! I didn’t think I was going to have time, but plans for my last day in town got canceled, so I had some free time. My main reason for going was to see the Chagall windows, but there were many interesting works to be observed there. I easily could have spent the entire day at the museum. It’s a wonderful place, and I’d love to return someday.

    • moore5145 says:

      Thanks Mandy! I found the 2nd one at a show in a dealer’s 25 cent box! Good thing you got to visit there, it is a great museum. I’ve always loved Seurat’s Sunday a La Grande Jatte, so I enjoyed being able to see it in person.

      • Mandy says:

        Wow, that is a nice deal! There’s a vintage paper/postcard show coming up in my town next month, and I’ve been thinking about going. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to come across some treasures, too. 🙂

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