Chicago’s Culture &  Contemporary Life
Performing Arts The Second City  was the birthplace of modern  improvisational comedy . >
Literature <ul><li>Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb. </li></ul>
Music <ul><li>Chicago is best known for its blues, jazz, soul & gospel music. </li></ul>
Festivals – Music & Others <ul><li>Lollapalooza  – 3 day alternative rock, punk, hip hop music festival in August. </li></...
 
 
 
Visual Arts
Art Institute of Chicago <ul><li>The Art Institute is a fine art museum located in Grant Park.  It´s the second largest ar...
 
 
Museum Campus <ul><li>Chicago’s near south side houses four of the most important museums the city has to offer: </li></ul...
 
Aerial View of Museum Campus
Adler Planetarium <ul><li>It was the first one built in the Western Hemisphere </li></ul>
Museum of Science & Industry <ul><li>It was originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World´s Columbian Exp...
Field Museum <ul><li>The Field Museum of Natural History  houses the world´s largest and most complete Tyrranosaurus Rex s...
Shedd Aquarium <ul><li>It was the first aquarium with an inland saltwater fish collection.  </li></ul>
Sports <ul><li>Baseball:  Cubs & White Sox </li></ul><ul><li>Football:  Bears </li></ul><ul><li>Ice hockey:  Blackhawks </...
Soldier Field <ul><li>The stadium is dedicated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to American soldiers who have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Cuisine <ul><li>Chicago´s restaurant scene has been influenced by several immigrant cultures.  Some of its ethnic district...
Saganaki
 
 
Local specialties  <ul><li>Chicago style deep dish pizza </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago style hot dog </li></ul><ul><li>Polish ...
The original Chicago-style hot dog
 
Taste of Chicago <ul><li>” The Taste” is the world´s largest food festival.  It´s a 10 day food & music festival that take...
Navy Pier
Lincoln Park
 
 
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Chicago's Culture, Contemporary Life

  1. 1. Chicago’s Culture & Contemporary Life
  2. 2. Performing Arts The Second City was the birthplace of modern improvisational comedy . >
  3. 3. Literature <ul><li>Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music <ul><li>Chicago is best known for its blues, jazz, soul & gospel music. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Festivals – Music & Others <ul><li>Lollapalooza – 3 day alternative rock, punk, hip hop music festival in August. </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Blues Festival – early June </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Jazz Festival – Labor Day weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Park Music Festival – 10 week classical and jazz music series in Milennium Park </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Air & Water Show – display of aircraft and watercraft on the coast of Lake Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Auto Show – the largest auto show in North America takes place in February </li></ul><ul><li>St. Patrick´s Day Parade – the Chicago River is dyed green during this March 17 celebration. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Visual Arts
  7. 10. Art Institute of Chicago <ul><li>The Art Institute is a fine art museum located in Grant Park. It´s the second largest art museum in the US (after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY), and it´s most famous for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. It also houses a wide variety of contemporary and modern art as well as decorative arts. </li></ul>
  8. 13. Museum Campus <ul><li>Chicago’s near south side houses four of the most important museums the city has to offer: </li></ul><ul><li>Adler Planetarium </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Science & Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Field Museum of Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>Shedd Aquarium </li></ul>
  9. 15. Aerial View of Museum Campus
  10. 16. Adler Planetarium <ul><li>It was the first one built in the Western Hemisphere </li></ul>
  11. 17. Museum of Science & Industry <ul><li>It was originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World´s Columbian Exposition. </li></ul>
  12. 18. Field Museum <ul><li>The Field Museum of Natural History houses the world´s largest and most complete Tyrranosaurus Rex skeleton, Sue. </li></ul>
  13. 19. Shedd Aquarium <ul><li>It was the first aquarium with an inland saltwater fish collection. </li></ul>
  14. 20. Sports <ul><li>Baseball: Cubs & White Sox </li></ul><ul><li>Football: Bears </li></ul><ul><li>Ice hockey: Blackhawks </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball: Bulls </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer: Fire </li></ul>
  15. 21. Soldier Field <ul><li>The stadium is dedicated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to American soldiers who have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> died in wars. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Cuisine <ul><li>Chicago´s restaurant scene has been influenced by several immigrant cultures. Some of its ethnic districts include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greektown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinatown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Although they’re not official disctricts, you can find plenty of Polish, Mexican, Vietnamese, Korean, Indo-Pakistani, and of course American food… </li></ul></ul>
  17. 23. Saganaki
  18. 26. Local specialties <ul><li>Chicago style deep dish pizza </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago style hot dog </li></ul><ul><li>Polish hot dog </li></ul><ul><li>Bratwurst </li></ul><ul><li>Italian beef sandwich </li></ul>
  19. 27. The original Chicago-style hot dog
  20. 29. Taste of Chicago <ul><li>” The Taste” is the world´s largest food festival. It´s a 10 day food & music festival that takes place in July. </li></ul>
  21. 30. Navy Pier
  22. 31. Lincoln Park

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