This is the garden at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Autumn colors continue to show off!
It was raining - so kept the camera under the umbrella ; )
The vines on the blocks were screaming colors!
As were the trees in the gardens ...
Facing Michigan Avenue ...
I visited a few galleries:
Violence + Virtue: Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith Slaying Holofernes on loan from Florence. I have a book on this female artist - should read it this winter!
Dreams and Echoes: Drawings + Sculpture (David + Celia Hilliard Collection). Nice drawings in the current selection, personal favorite - Millet.
(mask is incredible!)
Spent the majority of my time in the Art + Appetite: American Painting, Culture, + Cuisine Exhibit. Regenstein Hall. A wonderful exhibit, gotta love Claes Oldenburg's beans. When I exited, I craved fresh fruit! (perhaps with a little wine and cheese, would have been nice, too)
I enjoyed the 2pm lecture and managed to get
a lot of reading done (short stories) on both of the commuter train rides.
Picked out some post cards and note cards (picture below) ---
btw, see the still life above? They had actual sugar bowl
and pitcher in the display case next to the painting. It was fabulous to see
the painting + compare with the actual objects!
I'm looking forward to seeing the Holiday Thorne rooms ... and, over-the-moon excited about the Neapolitan Creche to be on display soon. " The Art Institute’s crèche features over 200 figures—including no less than 50 animals and 41 items of food and drink " AND " Due to the fragility of the original silk costumes and exquisite embroidery, the Neapolitan crèche can only be on view for a few weeks every year. "