Enjoy a Virtual Look at the Art Institute of Chicago

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An Illinois landmark since 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago “collects, preserves, and interprets” works of the highest quality. 

It’s one of the world’s greatest art museums, and the collection spans centuries and the globe. Whether you’re looking to explore exhibits or discover the stories behind the objects in their collection, the museum offers plenty of online fun. Here’s some of what you can enjoy from your home at our Lombard apartments.


Take a fascinating audio tour to learn about Surrealism. One of the works includes Forest and Sun by Max Ernst. Named one of the most gifted artists of Surrealism, Ernst invented dozens of new methods, including placing canvas over a textured surface and rubbing evenly for a one-of-a-kind image. He painted Forest and Sun in 1927 using abstract patterns created by wood grains. 

Visions of America 

Inspired by the famed musical Hamilton, Visions of America offers an audio journey back in time. Narrated by two cast members, the tour provides a unique look at the people and places that helped shape the country’s early art history. 

Conserving a Carousel Horse 

Between 1870 and 1925, over 2,000 merry-go-rounds were found across the United States. Today, only 200 of these wooden carousels remain in operation. The museum acquired a horse from the Rock Springs Park carousel in 2014. The staff immediately began planning its restoration, and Conserving a Carousel Horse gives a glimpse into the process. See how cleaning tests reveal once vibrant colors and so much more. 

In addition to the Art Institute of Chicago, several other area museums also offer virtual tours. 

To call City View at the Highlands home, please contact us. Our leasing staff will schedule a virtual or in-person showing for you to discover the amenities and floor plans that our apartments in Lombard have to offer. 

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