My favorite stop on our Chicago trip (that wasn’t related to food) was our visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Art Institute came highly recommended on Trip Advisor, so we thought we’d give it a go. I’m so glad we did! It was one of my most enjoyable museum visits to date.
The Institute felt open and airy, but warm, which was such a nice surprise after our shivery time spent outdoors.
We checked our coats and strolled through the exhibits, heels clicking on the wood floors. I snapped away at every exhibit that caught my attention.
More than anything, I really appreciated the variety that the museum had to offer. Around every corner there was something new to experience. I usually start to walk a bit fast through museums after about an hour, but this one kept me thoroughly entertained!
These walls folded in on themselves like a spiral. Once we got to the center, everything started to look distorted like a giant optical illusion. It was trippy.
I particularly loved this “spaghetti room,” which made my spine tingle as I walked through. The strangest sensation!
Each cord was just light enough that you barely felt it, but had enough weight that it would surprise you. It felt almost like someone sneaking up behind you and tapping you lightly on the shoulder, if you didn’t hear them coming.
Can you spot me?
We took a spin through the Thorne Miniature Rooms, which felt like all of my young Barbie-dreams materialized.
Aren’t they incredible?!
After we wrapped up at the museum, we took a brisk walk down to the lake, which was only a few blocks away.
Is it just me, or does this look a bit Arctic?
Chicago, thank you for treating us so well.
This week we’re taking a brief break before packing our bags up next week for a Valentine’s Day trip to Austin, Texas! I can’t wait for a bit more adventure.