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    August 23rd, 2010 · 3:07 am  →  Blog

    Grand palaces, temples, churches, and political seats are often architecturally stunning and filled with art and decorative elements, which, when combined, produce a powerful atmosphere. These elements can also help us learn more about the purpose of a building, its place in history and the thoughts of those who designed it. In museums throughout theRead the Rest…

    The Chicago Cultural Center: A Chicago Landmark & Gem in the Heart of Downtown

    August 10th, 2010 · 6:42 am  →  Blog

    Chicagoans can visit the Chicago Cultural Center on the corner of Washington Street and Michigan Avenue for countless visual, literary, and performing arts programs. Built in 1897, and originally the home of Chicago’s public library, the building is now a venue for cultural and artistic expression. This hidden treasure of Chicago’s architectural, artistic, and culturalRead the Rest…

    Works, Letters & Photographs from Peter Blume Collection Arrive at MIR

    August 4th, 2010 · 6:52 am  →  Blog

    “In my work there’s always a kind of destruction plus thrust,something dynamic.”—Peter Blume(Chicago Tribune 1976) The work of Peter Blume is striking. His work startles the eye with its merger of great spans of color and minute detail. The viewer is instantly drawn to bold, seamless shapes rendered with vibrant precision. With this nearly menacing,Read the Rest…

    The New Acropolis Museum: Architect Bernard Tschumi’s Contemporary Interpretation of Ancient Greece

    August 2nd, 2010 · 7:10 am  →  Blog

    In many instances, architecture can have a profound effect on the way we experience spaces, whether commercial or private. In the case of museums, the architectural program plays an integral role in the overall display and reception of the artwork it holds. For many, museums evoke a stark, white-walled box that focuses more on theRead the Rest…