Painting With Light

Recessed tracklighting in the Art Institute of Chicago's new Modern Wing, shown here in the Architecture and Design Gallery, reinforces the orthogonal grid of the new addition and is architect Renzo Piano's reference to Chicago's urban and architectural development since the Great Fire of 1871. ? Photo Credit: Dave Jordano/Courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago

The Modern Wing's architectural palette is an assemblage of steel, light, and wood highlighted by a signature roof element—a canopy that extends beyond the building façade. ? Photo Credit: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Architects/Courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago

Inside, the two-story-tall, 300-foot-long Griffin Court serves as the main circulation artery, linking public areas to the galleries. ? Photo Credit: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Architects/Courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago

An aerial view of the Art Institute's campus with the new 264,000-square-foot Modern Wing, which sits in Grant Park at the Corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive, adjacent to Millennium Park. ? Photo Credit: Andrew Campbell Photography/Courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago

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