As always, all of the images in this post are my own.
After a Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Scholar Luncheon last week, my daughters and I visited the Art Institute to see “Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
.” While there, we also took in “Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago
.” Truth? I prefer the artist’s self-portrait; it reminds me of one of my favorite writers.
Doesn’t Whistler look a bit like Vonnegut in this painting?
Before leaving the museum, we stopped by to see a painting that never fails to startle me.
Charles Sheeler’s The Artist Looks at Nature (1945).
Over the weekend, we visited the Milwaukee County Zoo
. When I downloaded the pics of the only animal I photographed, I was struck by the odd, painterly texture the zoom had created.
Tawny frogmouths at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Later in the weekend, we visited the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
before seeing Shakespeare in Love
at the CST. (Reviews here
Between and among adventures, we had time to catch up on Colony
(and discuss the apparent Lost
parallels, including Snyder = Ben and “Not everything is as it may seem”), finish a few books (Shylock Is My Name
is well worth the effort), and plan a few more excursions — although not for over the holiday. By design, our three-day respite will not take us further from home than half the distance of our longest bike ride.
What have you planned for the long weekend?