During your visit, be sure to take in one of the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel’s most unique features: a specially commissioned collection of more than 1,600 contemporary artworks, primarily by emerging Chicago artists.
On permanent display throughout guest rooms, meeting rooms and public spaces, the collection is an extension of the Blackstone’s role as a Chicago cultural icon. The collection includes:
Visual satirist Michael Hernandez De Luna’s large-scale, perforated stamp-sheet pieces. Displayed in all guestrooms, they cleverly reference The Blackstone’s legacy as the “Hotel of Presidents.”
Mark Debernadi’s atmospheric series of photographic prints. Displayed in some of our meeting rooms, they chronicle Illinois historic locations such as Lincoln’s Log Cabin and Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home.
Street scenes by artist Harold Haydon, offering unusual views of 1940s and 1950s Chicago. You’ll find the works on the Concourse Level.
Don’t Miss Art Hall
For a gallery experience, look no further than our own Art Hall. With its elaborate plaster ornamentation, this corridor located on the 5th floor is a work of art in itself.
Juxtaposing the classic architecture is an ever-changing collection of cutting-edge new media art, contemporary photography, paintings and graphic works by local artists. Take a unique piece of Chicago home with you — each work is for sale.
Art Hall also serves as a one-of-a-kind setting for meetings, wedding receptions, and other special events.