The Art Institute of Chicago is located in Chicago’s Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.
Fine Makeup Art and Associates did the makeup for the Chicago wedding pictured here. The Bride is standing in front of Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.

As a research institution, the Art Institute also has a conservation and conservation science department, five conservation laboratories, and one of the largest art history and architecture libraries in the country—the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.

The growth of the collection has warranted multiple expansions of the museum’s original 1893 building, which was constructed for the World’s Columbian Exposition of the same year. The most recent expansion, the Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano, opened in 2009 and increased the museum’s footprint to nearly one million square feet, making it the second-largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art Institute is connected to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading art school, making it one of the few remaining unified arts institutions in the United States.

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First Lady of Ireland

I was honored and grateful to do makeup for 5 days for First Lady of Ireland, Sabina Higgins’ visit to Chicago with President Michael Higgins in May of 2014.

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