21c Museum Hotel

Corey Buckner
November 01, 2021

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at 21c Museum and Hotel over the weekend, located right in the heart of downtown Chicago. The hotel itself was beautiful, and likewise was the artwork contained therein.

The museum really did exceed my expectations as much of the work was exceptionally thought-provoking, and some pieces Avalino Sala's "21st Century Icarus" which superimposed images of people jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers in New York during the terrorist attacks on 9-11-01, were absolutely breath-taking. When you first enter the museum you are met by an awe-inspiring sculpture titled "The Kid", which is a riveting commentary on the modern "empty mind" of the modern American.

All in all, 21c Art Museum and Hotel is a great place to stay, housed above two stories of mind-blowing and thought provoking artwork. For me, it was a surprisingly wonderful experience, and I can assure you that my wife and I will definitely be returning soon. I suggest that if you are afforded the opportunity, you stay there for a weekend getaway as well.

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