Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Rollover text informationAmerican Experience Logo
Chicago: City of the Century
The Film and More
Special Features
Do You Know Chicago?
Decades of Immigrants
Made in Chicago
Faces in the Crowd
Eight Anarchists
Then and Now
Your Kind of Town

Timeline
maps
People and Events
Teacher's Guide

spacer above content
Then and Now: Michigan at Adams previous 5 of 9 next


Art Institute of Chicago, S. Michigan Ave. at Adams Street, looking E
Enlarge Image

Philanthropist Charles Hutchinson moved the Art Institute of Chicago to its present home in 1892, and the Michigan Avenue façade remains essentially unchanged. Innovative architect Frank Lloyd Wright derided it as "a stupid building with no countenance and elaborate flanks," but few shared that opinion; the Art Institute has proven an influential, enduring landmark.



previous | return to gallery index | next



Site Navigation

Special Features: Do You Know Chicago? | Decades of Immigrants | Made in Chicago
Faces in the Crowd | Eight Anarchists | Then and Now | Your Kind of Town

Chicago: City of the Century Home | The Film & More | Special Features | Timeline
Maps | People and Events | Teacher's Guide

American Experience | Feedback | Search & Site Map | Shop | Subscribe | Web Credits

© New content 1999-2003 PBS Online / WGBH