The grand staircase.
I like the little one, knobby knees and all!
Early afternoon sunlight against pieces from old downtown Chicago office buildings.
One of many rooms dedicated to the Impressionists.
A room dedicated to Claude Monet. He also has work hanging in other rooms.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Ballet Dancers, 1885/86. Oil on plaster, transferred to canvas.
Very old Asian and Himalayan work.
A small sample of early native North and South America work.
Senufo ceremonial drum (pinge) from Cóte d'Ivoire, Africa. See next picture for more detail.
Entrance to the new wing added late in 2009.
Courtyard. In the warm months, you can sit outside and enjoy lunch.
More very old Asian and Himalayan work.
Lobby in the front entrance to the institute.
One of two beautifully sculptured bronze lions in front of the institute.
Back (north) side of the institute.