Discover Chicago – The Great American City
If you love art Chicago is definitely the city you need to be in. It has some of the best cutting-edge buildings, public art, museums and monuments in the world. Most of it is on free display like the unnamed Picasso sculpture in the Daley Plaza and the 2006 Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”) which have now become symbols of the city. The latter is in Millennium Park, a park initially commissioned to celebrate the new millennium. Few other famous spots in the park include the Jay Pritzker Pavilion which is a 120-feet high outdoor concert venue, the Crown Fountain and the urban oasis Lurie Garden.
The Art Institute of Chicago isn’t free to visit but it’s a must-see if you are ever in the city. It is the second-largest museum in the United States spread across million square feet and comprised of 300,000 pieces. It stands to witness more than 5,000 years of history from various cultures from all around the world. Artists who have work on display in the museum include Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Gustave Caillebotte.
Another museum worth checking is the Museum of Science and Industry. It was opened in 1933 by Julius Rosenwald, a philanthropist and chairman of Sears, Roebuck, and Company. Inspired by the Deutsches Museum in Munich, this building holds exhibits that are interactive and cover a variety of industries, including mining, automobiles, telecommunications, aviation and aeronautics, space travel, agriculture, and medicine. We really enjoyed the World War II German U-505 submarine and a 3,000-square-foot model railroad.
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