The eagerly anticipated new modern wing of the AIC is set to hold its grand opening this Saturday, May 16. Featuring the museum's modern collections of Modern European, Contemporary, Architecture & Design, and Photography in a new setting overlooking Millennium Park, the light-filled space with windows galore is definitely a departure from the old AIC. Time Out Chicago captured some images of the space this week, and the virtual tour has us looking forward to a real visit soon. Anyone going on opening weekend?

The summer exhibits include:


  • Cy Twombly: The Natural World, Selected Works 2000–2007

  • Judith Turner: Framing the Modern

  • Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the St. Louis Art Museum

  • A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today

Click here for all info on the new modern wing and opening weekend events.

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Images: Kara Verkennis for Time Out Chicago