Terzo Piano

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Terzo Piano Opens in the Modern Wing

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If there's one thing you know about 20th century art, it's that anything can be used for inspiration.

Even lunch. (Just ask Warhol.)

Here to give you a little creative spark: Terzo Piano, debuting Saturday along with the Modern Wing of the Art Institute.

Think of Terzo as a blank canvas for you to spend a leisurely afternoon discussing the masterpieces you've just witnessed inside the museum (and not just the women you saw…). All white-on-white with gorgeous views of North Michigan Avenue's skyline in one direction and the canopy of the Renzo Piano–designed wing in the other, the third-floor perch offers you and your art partner (artner?) a mouthwatering spread of lamb burgers, handmade spaghetti with spring mushrooms, flatbreads and antipasti—all designed by food-artist/Spiaggia-chef/Obama-favorite Tony Mantuano.

And on those days when you would prefer to experience the art of nature, grab a chair on the semi-enclosed piazza and take your time knocking back a few selections from the bar.

The Picassos aren't going anywhere…

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Terzo Piano
159 E. Monroe St
3rd Floor, Modern Wing
Chicago, IL 60603
312-443-8650
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