Okay, St. Patrick's Day weekend rolled around-
& I, completely oblivious, planned a trip to the Art Institute
with my friend Kelly. Kelly & I met in college,
where we were both art students. So, the Art Institute
was the perfect environment to reconnect :0)
Now, back to St. Patrick's Day weekend...
Oh my goodness, the trains were packed with folks
in the most hilarious ensembles:
Green feather boas,
green bow ties with flashing LED lights,
pretty much green everything.
On the train into the city, one guy decided it'd be a great
idea to pierce his ear
& on the way back the 'burbs, there was nearly a drunken brawl.
After Kelly & I finally found each other-
we came in to different train stations...
we trekked down the museum and ran into
an impromptu street party with bucket drums
as the entertainment-
So, that was pretty cool :0)
Traffic at the museum was actually pretty light for a Saturday,
another plus for visiting during a party weekend.
Can you believe I actually paid a dollar to "coat check"
my Vogue magazine? I couldn't help it--that sucker was
heavy. But, it makes excellent train-reading material -so,
it's perfectly justifiable, right?
Kelly & I had a blast posing with the art...
Kelly's good at getting discounts.
She got us a discount on this lovely cupcake.
We stuck to the modern wing this time around.
For some weird reason, I was really obsessed with these
two pieces by Cy Twombly.
|The First Part of the Return from Parnassus. 1961.|
|The Second Part of the Return from Parnassus. 1961.|
Here's a couple of close-ups:
I always love Giacometti too. He's one of my favorites.
Don't his figures look so lonely and sad?
We got to play a little photo game with
Human Nature/ Life Death
by Bruce Nauman, 1983.
I landed on HUMAN DEATH NATURE &
Kelly landed on LIFE NATURE ANIMAL...
You know me, I'm always on the lookout
for chihuahuas, even in the art world...
There was a special Picassco exhibit there too.
I was fascinated by his handwriting. Check it out.
I imagine mad scientists write like this too :0)
All in all, a great visit,
I can't wait to do it again.
Thanks again Kelly, you're the coolest.