Art Intitute of Chicago

The Art of Seeing The Seeing of Art

The Art of Seeing The Seeing of Art

You may recall from some of my other posts, I’m a creature of habit, revisiting places and locations, sometimes just to see familiar works or new exhibitions in favorite galleries. On more than one occasion I’ve had that sense of déjà vu, when in a specific location, coming to the realization that, oh yes, I’ve been in this place, seeing a different exhibition, sometimes in a reconfigured gallery, usually leading to an enhanced or new appreciation/understanding. Then there are intentional visits to search out specific works of art, to see how they look, sometimes with years between viewings, with layers of experience between visits added to the mix.

During our walks in Chicago, we made several visits to see specific outdoor works, especially Magma by Mark di Suvero and Flamingo by Alexander Calder. Even Continue reading →

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Exhibitions – Art Institute of Chicago -Spring 2019

Exhibitions – Art Institute of Chicago -Spring 2019

We were in Chicago recently (late April-early May) during the change of seasons; several warm sunny days, ideal for walking and exploring, one day of wet snow and another of spring rain; the snow took everyone by surprise, confirming Chicago’s bi-polar weather, and another example of climate change – snow in late April. Nonetheless, they were good days for walking in the city and exploring exhibitions. And now, as of this posting, spring is in full bloom and people are out and about. This post is the first of three in which I’ll share thoughts on some of the art we encountered.

On one of our walks we went to Millenium Park to see Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and Frank Gehry’s band shell Continue reading →

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Architecture Road Trip Chicago-Plano-Columbus

Architecture Road Trip Chicago-Plano-Columbus

 

This month (June) we did a road trip from Chicago, south and east to see some icons of modern architecture before summer set in. We had planned and timed our trip to bookend some exhibitions and events we knew we wanted to be in Chicago for. I’m going to post a few images Continue reading →

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The Art Institute of Chicago – October 2017, part 2

The Art Institute of Chicago – October 2017, part 2

This is the final installment about recent visits to exhibitions in the Chicago area earlier this month, seeing great shows, some now closed, and seeing others that continue into the new year. In my last post we left off on The Nichols Bridgeway, over Monroe as we were about to enter the Art Institute to see a show that was just opening to the public that day, and runs through January 15, 2018.

Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test

This exhibition, one hundred years after the Revolution of 1917, presents a Continue reading →

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