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Andy Warhol--From A to B and Back Again

Warhol, who would become famous as the “Pope of Pop”, turned to this new style, where popular subjects could be part of the artist’s palette. The Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again Exhibition taking residence at The Art Institute of Chicago brings together all aspects and periods of Andy Warhol’s varied and prolific career and includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, videos, archival and printed material, installation, films, and media works. “Art is what you can get away with” – so make it a Chicago getaway with some playful Andy-esque pop-art inspired delights.

 

Rates from $190 per night
Package Inclusions

  • The Art Institute of Chicago and Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again Exhibition fast passes for two (2)
  • From A to Brownie & Back for More Again Evening Turn Down Treat
  • Andy Warhol-iconic Cocktail at Lockwood Lobby Bar for two (2)

 

 

 

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel has a special connection to the Art Institute of Chicago...

In 1922, the Art Institute of Chicago acquired much of the collection of Bertha Palmer and her husband, Potter Palmer. The core of their collection was their Impressionist paintings, which included works by artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas. Many of these paintings are now among the highlights of the museum’s permanent collection; when the Palmers began collecting Impressionist art in the 1890s, however, it was considered radical, even controversial. It is due to Mrs. Palmer’s forward thinking, influence, and willingness to pursue her own taste rather than follow trends that Chicago is home to one of the greatest collections of Impressionism in the world.

Bertha Palmer died in Florida on May 5, 1918. In her will, she made two bequests to the Art Institute valued at $100,000 and $400,000; these funds were to be used to purchase artworks from her collection. The works were chosen and evaluated by the museum’s trustees, including her sons, Honoré Palmer and Potter Palmer, Jr. Her sons supplemented the bequest with a donation of thirty-two additional paintings and pastels. In 1922 the Palmer collection was installed in galleries 25 and 26 (present-day galleries 206 and 207, respectively, in the museum’s Allerton Building) These paintings have constituted the core of the Art Institute’s Impressionist holdings ever since. Many other Impressionist paintings in the collection might never have come to the museum if Mrs. Palmer had not first blazed the trail for collecting art that was considered radical. Her impact on Chicago is such that years later, when a visitor remarked on the cost of buying all the Renoirs in the gallery, the president of the Art Institute could only reply, “In Chicago we don’t buy Renoirs. We inherit them from our grandmothers.”

 

 

Package Terms & Conditions

Offer subject to availability at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel for stays booked and actualized between October 20, 2019, and January 20, 2020. Rates subject to availability and fluctuate depending on availability and demand. Rates are per room, per night based on single or double occupancy. Rates vary by season and location, do not include resort/service fees, state and local taxes, incidental charges or gratuities, and are subject to change without notice. Limited availability. Offer cannot be combined with other promotional offers, award stays, or meeting/group stays. Two (2) Art Institute of Chicago General Admission including Andy Warhol Exhibition passes per stay will be provided upon check-in. The value of each pass cannot be exchanged for cash, hotel credits, Hilton Honors™ Points or other hotel services. Two (2) Andy Warholiconic Cocktails at Lockwood Restaurant and Bar at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel will be included per stay, only where permitted by law to those of legal drinking age; non-alcoholic options may be substituted upon request. One From A to Brownie and Back Again sweet treat will be provided per stay. Request plan code: “NP”.  

    *Limited availability over select dates.

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