Welcome to part two of our quick photo essay of our recent trip to Chicago. In this post we’re just going to spend the whole time at the famed Art Institute of Chicago, home to some of the most famous works of art on the planet.
To your right you see one of the giant lion sculptures outside the Art Institute, decorated for the season, and photographed from the warmth of the Walgreens across the street. Which, by the way, sells sandwiches and sushi. We don’t get stuff like that at the Walgreens here in West Virginia.
At the Art Institute we took in our favorite paintings by Seurat and Hopper, and tried not to get peanut-butter smudges on the other works by Van Gogh and Warhol, and we also stumbled upon the works of Rodin, in once case almost literally. It was at the Art Institute that I discovered the “selfie” feature on my new phone. As this was realy the first time I used the camera in my new phone, my ineptitude meant that a lot of great photos came out fuzzy and out of focus, so I did the best I could. Get off my back already.
They also had a huge exhibit of Soviet Propaganda art, so that we can prepare ourselves for what we’ll be subjected to here in the future.
Here’s some of what we saw…
Look for part three of “Chicago In December” Friday morning in PopCult.