Art Institute of Chicago Addition, Concept Sketch Perspective

A work made of green marker on paper.

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  • A work made of green marker on paper.

Date:

2001

Artist:

Renzo Piano
Italian, born 1937

About this artwork

New wings, additions, and visitors’ centers built in the 21st century reflect evolving cultural discourses and institutional identities. These projects use various strategies to respond to contemporary agendas while respecting the existing structure of buildings. For the addition to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, José Rafael Moneo decided not to emulate the institution’s older buildings. Instead, the new structure would allow the MFAH campus to be seen as an eclectic compilation of architectural styles. At the Art Institute of Chicago, Renzo Piano intended for the new wing not only to host galleries but to serve as a connector between Millennium Park and the heart of the existing museum, actively linking it with urban life.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Renzo Piano

Title

Art Institute of Chicago Addition, Concept Sketch Perspective

Origin

Grant Park

Date

2001

Medium

Green marker on paper

Inscriptions

Manuscript notes added. O4/08/2001. Signed at bottom right.

Dimensions

Approx. 38 x 30.4 cm (14 15/16 x 12 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Renzo Piano

Reference Number

2001.571

Extended information about this artwork

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