Art Institute of Chicago
The reigning champion of exhibition design—last year, its Magritte show took this title—returned with another year of bold moves in interior art-display design. For its exhibition on the Belgian eccentric James Ensor, the Art Institute matched its wall colors with the brilliant turquoise and gaudy orange of his disturbed palette. For a solo show of the American sculptor Charles Ray, they opened up the second floor of the Modern Wing to exhibit a sparse showcase of monumental works set against unobstructed views of Millennium Park.
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Best of Chicago 2015