The Ramblings of a Chicago Architect on the Sacred and Profane
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Space - Art Institute of Chicago 2008
Alsdorf Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago August 18, 2008
I snapped this picture before the museum had filled it with their collection of art from India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia. Through many lunch breaks I enjoyed seeing this room recreated from a sunless hall to a bright sunlit space. Excavating the structure (on the left) showed the craft of building to be just as art-worthy as the works it houses. Brilliant.
Visit Maps at www.artic.edu to see what it looks like now and for more information on how to visit the museum.