NICHOLS BRIDGEWAY AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Connecting the Great Lawn of Millennium Park to the Modern Wing third floor terrace, the Nichols Bridgeway provides a graceful curved pedestrian pathway whose profile resembles the hull of a boat.

Project Details

The Modern Wing features new galleries for Modern art, Contemporary art, Architecture, and Photography collections, and a dedicated gallery for special exhibitions. The new main entrance that fronts on Millennium Park leads visitors down a Main Street flooded with natural light that provides access to the Ryan Education Center, an outdoor sculpture garden, a rooftop sculpture terrace and restaurant connected to Millennium Park by the new Nichols Bridgeway, a gift shop and the extensive galleries. A signature feature of the building is the “flying carpet” that floats above the east pavilion shading the sky lit galleries below.

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