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Not Hotel Art — Art in Hotels.

The Thompson Chicago partnered with a local art museum to offer guests a unique cultural experience.

Artist Takashi Murakami has been called the “Japanese Andy Warhol” because of his bright, pop sensibilities. So what better place to hang some of his works than in a chic hotel lobby?

The Thompson Chicago displayed two of Murakami’s prints as part of a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, whose Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg exhibition ran from June to September. The Thompson also offered guests a Thompson Murakami Experience, which included discounts on both hotel stays and exhibition tickets, a Murakami poster, and a private screen-printing class at Chicago’s Hyde Park Center. “At Thompson Chicago, and within the Thompson hotel brand as a whole,” said Steve Shern, the hotel’s general manager, “we focus on delivering meaningful, unique experiences.” 

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