The Modern Wing

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 July 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Capture of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago along East Monroe Street. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the Modern Wing provides a home for the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century art.

This 264,000 square-foot building makes the Art Institute the second largest art museum in the United States. The building houses the museum’s world-renowned collections of modern European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, architecture and design, and photography. The Modern Wing allows the Art Institute to take its rightful place as one of the world’s great collections of modern and contemporary art.

Reflected in the museum's glass windows includes the Aqua Building and Pritzker Pavilion located north in Millennium Park.

Photo taken July 20, 2012.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice capture

26 Jul 2012 6:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

These last two have such marvellous clarity, the blue sky offering a wonderful backdrop.

26 Jul 2012 8:04am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Modern indeed. The colors and clarity are faubulous - superb hdr work, Steven!

26 Jul 2012 10:54am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful example of modern architecture - seems perfectly suited to its purpose and the collection it holds. I like the way you pick up the reflections in the glass - gives a sense of place to the building.

26 Jul 2012 11:35am

tataray from france, France

Jolie capture. Très très moderne effectivement.
Qui permet de beaux reflets))

26 Jul 2012 12:00pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition !

26 Jul 2012 12:17pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

nice composition and reflection... nice shot

26 Jul 2012 3:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very clean and elegant kind of architecture, and I can't say enough about how well you photograph and process these types of images. Excellent!

26 Jul 2012 4:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a gorgeous building STeven and somewhat reminds me of the Museum wing at SFO's DeYoung in Golden Gate Park that holds the Dinosaurs - Beautioful!

26 Jul 2012 5:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the graphic of the architecture as well as the reflections in the glass.

26 Jul 2012 7:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful and contemporary architecture; a very fitting design ~ fantastic photo!

26 Jul 2012 7:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! What a beautiful building. I would love to see the collections inside!

26 Jul 2012 9:14pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Interesting architecture of this modern building !!! Beautiful clear shot with great light and nice reflection ...

27 Jul 2012 12:10am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Kept Very neat and in order

28 Jul 2012 9:32pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i don't know if i truly like the architecture here, but i do like the way you framed this, and i'm sure the objets to be seen inside merit the visit ... ;-))

2 Aug 2012 7:40pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Moi j'aime les réflexions sur les vitre!s!!!!

5 Aug 2012 10:02am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful, sharp image.

5 Aug 2012 7:41pm

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