Art Institute Chicago: "was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879, a critical era in the history of Chicago as civic energies were devoted to rebuilding the metropolis that had been destroyed by the Great Fire of 1871 ... The permanent collection has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,000 works of art in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art."
The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It has a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also include American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art, modern and contemporary art, and architecture and industrial and graphic design.
Students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Launch Uniquely Designed Product Collection at the World-Renowned Milan Design Week