Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world's diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession's highest ethical standards and practices.

The Department of Architecture and Design focuses on progressive thinking and practice across all design disciplines. Grounded in works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier, the department's 250,000 works also include contemporary objects by innovators working at the forefront of current practice, including architects such as Elizabeth Diller, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Lindy Roy, and MOS (Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample). The design collection includes examples of furniture, tableware, industrial and graphic design by innovators such as Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic, Stefan Sagmeister, and Joris Laarman.