roy lichtenstein’s traveling exhibit beckons art connoisseurs

May 22nd, 2012

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Roy Lichtenstein’s pieces are some of the most iconic productions of the Pop Art era and as such have spawned innumerous reproductions. However, the mass-produced prints hung up in homes around the world are incomparable to their original counterparts. Much of his art shares an aesthetic DNA but not all of his work includes images of the comic characters he’s so often associated with. “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective,” the art exhibit opening today at The Art Institute of Chicago, hopes to showcase all facets of his lifework.

The Chicago exhibit will run until September 3rd after which, it will visit the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Tate Modern in London, and Centre Pompidou in Paris. This rare experience combined with the plethora of locale choices provides art aficionados with the perfect excuse to travel. Never been to the Navy Pier, the White House, the Eiffel Tower, or Buckingham palace and you love Lichtenstein? Well, now is the perfect opportunity to cross these items off your bucket list — all the while staying in luxury at some of our favorite hotels.

Check out our accommodation recommendations below.

May 22–September 3; The Art Institute of Chicago;  111 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-629-6100
The perfect hotel for art enthusiasts in Chicago is the Park Hyatt Chicago. The Park Hyatt brand is known for its love of art, and after stepping through the entrance you will see why.

Washington, D.C.:
October 14-January 13, 2013; National Gallery of Art; 4th Constitution Avenue Northwest; 202-737-4215
The Park Hyatt DC is a mere five minute cab ride from the exhibit’s location making it the perfect choice.

February 21-May 27, 2013; Tate Modern; Bankside London SE1 9TG; 020 78878752
The Halkin’s state of the art amenities, impeccable service, and proximity to the Tate Modern make it an ideal option.

July 3-November 4, 2013;  Centre Pompidou; Place Georges Pompidou; +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33
Exercise your artistic inclinations even further by staying at Le Pavillon des Lettres, a literary themed hotel where each room is named after a different writer.

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