Where is it located?
This famous building is located on
Michigan Avenue at the intersection of Adams
Why was it built?
The Art Institute was built in
conjunction with the Columbian Exposition of
What does this beautiful building
It is very symmetrical and has
classical decorative elements. The Art Institute also has
two lions at the front of the building, which are a
little bit different from each other. One of the lions
represents strength, and another represents majesty. Over
the past century, many additions have been constructed.
There are now gardens on the south side, which are very
Who designed it?
This great building was designed by
the architectural firm of Shelpy, Rutan, and
The Art Institute was originally
called the Allerton Building. There have been many
expansions and changes from 1901 to 1988.
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