The view from the elevator, third floor, looking south over the roof.
The walkway connecting main gallery spaces on the third floor, with stairway leading down to the second floor.
The ceiling of the galleries on the third floor let in an amazing amount of natural light. The “floating roof” has louvers that shields out harsh southern rays while letting in the changing light of the day.
Each piece is accompanied by a brief but informative description of the artist/period/piece. Just the right amount of information to enhance appreciation of the work.
In the ten minutes I was in this gallery, which loops the visitor around from one main gallery to another, very view people looked at the art. Everyone instead was wowed by the view.
We decided the curators pulled straws to see who would end up with their art “stuck” here.
Picasso’s model for the public sculpture he created for the Daley Center. One of two. Picasso gave one to Mayor Richard J. Daley and kept the other.