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The Art Institute of Chicago is Better than the Denver Museum of Art

  1. The Art Institute of Chicago is bigger, and bigger museums are better.
    1. the second largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    2. The Art Institute of Chicago has over 260,000 works of art.
    3. You run out of things to see when going to the Denver art museum, because it doesn't change very often.
Best reasons to disagree: -1
  1. Its less expensive to stay and park in Denver, in 2012 parking was $28 in Chicago and $4 in Denver. 
Coffin and Mummy of Paankhenamun, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (c. 945–715 B.C.) Cartonnage, gold leaf, pigment; human remains
Ancient Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife gave rise to the complex art and science of mummification. This vividly painted Mummy Case was the innermost of a series of shells that housed the body of a deceased person. The hieroglyphic inscriptions and painted scenes identify this mummy as Paankhenamun, a doorkeeper in the temple of the god Amun. The central scene shows the hawk-headed god Horus presenting Paankhenamun to Osiris, ruler of the afterlife.
Knob-Handled Dish, Greek, from Apulia, Italy, The Baltimore Painter ?
330/320 B.C., Earthenware, red-figure technique
Scene: Persephone in a chariot led by Hemes followed by Artemis; above, Hera, Aphrodite, and Eros
For the ancient Greeks, the myth of Persephone accounted for the changing of the seasons. When Persephone was abducted by Hades, king of the underworld, her mother Demeter, the goddess of fertility, cursed the world with barren winter. This scene shows Persephone's triumphant return, bringing the season of spring.
Sarcophagus Panel Showing the Abduction of Persephone
Roman, C. A.D. 190-200, Marble
Vincent  Van Gogh Dutch, 1853-1890, Self-Portrait,
1887, Oil on artist's board, mounted on cradled panel
Chicago Pointillism A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
On the Terrace
Paris Street; Rainy Day is a large 1877 oil painting by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte. The piece depicts the Place de Dublin, an intersection near the Gare Saint-Lazare, a railroad station in north Paris. One of Caillebotte's best known works, it debuted at the Third Impressionist Exhibition of 1877. Art Institute curator Gloria Groom described the piece as "the great picture of urban life in the late 19th century." Caillebotte's interest in photography is evident in the painting. The figures in the foreground appear slightly "out of focus", those in the mid-distance (the carriage and the pedestrians in the middle of the intersection) have sharp edges, and then the background becomes progressively indistinct.
Millennium Park Skating Rink.
Millennium Park Skating Rink.
Its hard to hold the camera still and take a picture of yourself
Pedway--downtown pedestrian walkway system
James and Alison infront of the Art Institute. Aug 2010. 
We have also taken James a couple of times, but I can't find those photos right now.

Webpages that agree: 1

You should take young kids to art museums. 
Best reasons to agree: +1

  1. You should get out and walk around with kids, even if it is just at Walmart, and their are cooler things to look at at an Art Museum than Walmart.
  2. The kids aren't as awful when they aren't together.
  3. Even if they don't remember it, if you take pictures of them with great art, it will help them contextualize themselves with regard to history, and the world around them.