The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago

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The collection of the Art Institute of Chicago covers over 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world and contains more than 300,000 works of art. The museum’s art ranges from Japanese prints to the art of the Byzantine Empire to contemporary American art.

The Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago, featured in the “Joy of Museums” include:


“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin



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