The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago is helping travelers enjoy a cultural weekend in Chicago this spring with a Picasso package including two tickets to the Art Institute of Chicago’s special Picasso exhibit. The world-renowned museum was the first major U.S. art museum to showcase the artist a century ago and this will be the first Picasso-focused exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago in nearly three decades.
“Chicago is a favorite vacation destination for art and culture lovers and with the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago located only a few blocks from The Art Institute of Chicago, it is an ideal location for art lovers and the perfect getaway to enjoy the exciting Picasso exhibit at the museum,” Kim Corrigan, general manager of the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, said Wednesday in a news release. “Plus, The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago boasts 1,400 pieces of original artwork by celebrated artists and an Art Hall with circulating special exhibits of local artists.”
The Blackstone’s art collection includes cutting-edge new media art, contemporary photography, painting, and graphic works. The collection illuminates Chicago’s urban landscape and the Blackstone’s vibrant history with artwork by numerous Chicago-based artists.
Historically, the Blackstone Hotel exhibited local artists in its ornate fifth floor Art Hall and upon completion of its $128 million renovation in 2008, the property revived the tradition of rotating art exhibitions by showing artworks by local artists.
Available through May12, rates for the Picasso Package start at $199 per night, double occupancy and include two tickets to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Picasso exhibit, breakfast for two at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, and valet parking.
For reservations or more information call 312-447-0955; or visit the hotel website.
The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is located on Michigan Avenue, a few blocks from the Art Institute and many other local attractions. In a 2013 survey, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Blackstone the 10th best hotel in Chicago and the state of Illinois.