DeBlogs > Zoe Krey > The-art-institutes-hidden-gem
By Zoe Krey /
February 5, 2015 /
Posted in: Life in Chicago, Miscellaneous, Student Life /
My shameless plug for the Art Institute is for a good
reason. While I have visited the Art Institute a countless number of times
since I gained my membership my freshman year, this past weekend, I discovered
the Art Institute’s hidden gem…the PAPERWEIGHT COLLECTION.
Beauty and timelessness aren’t probably the first two words
that come to mind when you think of paperweights. But once you visit the Art
Institute’s paperweight collection extravaganza, you won’t be able to associate
paperweights with any other words. Placed in the basement of this huge museum,
you definitely have to actively search for this exhibit, but it’s worth the
The paperweights came in all sorts of colors and sizes,
which was quite interesting. Most of the paperweights came from France, however
there was also an American display of paperweights.
While viewing the display, I also learned some fun facts
Well I’m sure that you’d never thought you would know all
that information about paperweights, but they say you learn something new
everyday. Another successful trip to the Art Institute for the books!