John Singer Sargent Exhibit – Art  Institute of Chicago

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by Angela Rocco DeCarlo

On recent visit “home” we went immediately to again visit The Art Institute of Chicago to see the John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age exhibit…and so should you. It is a world-class museum with the latest technology to make all welcome – including TacTiles and Touch Gallery for the visually impaired. 
There was a John Singer Sargent exhibit in 1986, which I attended, and it was fabulous. The printed press kit was so beautiful I’ve kept it. So I was pleased to again be able to view Sargent’s beautiful luminous paintings. 
Additionally, visitors enjoy the Impressionist Gallery, which features well-recognized master paintings such as Renoir’s “Two Sisters” (On the Terrace),  Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” and other great images. I like this gallery better than the major Impressionist museums in Paris. 
The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable glimpses into European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s. It is charming and should be seen with or without children.
The Art Institute offers massive amounts of art from antiquity to modern genres. It is one of my 
favorite places – at once enlightening as well as soothing. 
The Sargent exhibit ends September 30th so there’s still time to see it.

Chicago Art Institute
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Ill 60603
phone 312-443-3600
Admission: Adults $25; Seniors$19; Child – age 13 & under Free
Sargent exhibit   $7           
 
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