Not Hotel Art — Art in Hotels.

Author: Convene Editors       

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.”