Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Islamic Art Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago Has Reopened With Dramatically Redesigned Galleries

THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER
By Kristen Moreau
Square Tiles, Late 19th Century Morroco
ILLINOIS---After three years of closure, the Islamic Art wing at the Art Institute of Chicago has re-launched with dramatically redesigned permanent galleries. Rich earth toned walls and pointed archways nod to Middle Eastern interior architecture as visitors wander through 3,200 square feet of exhibits crossing continents and millennia. Undoubtedly, the re-opening of the Islamic Art galleries is a boon to Chicagoans. Architects with a fascination for handcrafted architectural details, unusual materials, or colorful patterns will delight in this world-class resource. [link]