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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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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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