Over the weekend, we visited the Field Museum for the first time in four years. What a treasure. Afterward, we saw All’s Well That Ends Well at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. As I mentioned elsewhere, the cast slayed this odd play, teasing out the humor and, more critically, the humanity. Highly recommended.
Images of detail I captured on recent trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
On Thursday, we attended Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum. If you read me regularly, you probably know how much I admire Anselm Kiefer’s painting, “Midgard.” The arrangement inspired by that painting easily secured my “people’s choice” vote.
My images of works in the Bob Thompson survey at the Smart Museum of Art.
My images from our recent trip to the Oriental Institute.
We were able to see the Orchid Festival while visiting the Conservatory at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. (See previous post.)
Images captured over the weekend at the Conservatory at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
The above are my images of detail in several favorite works. Click to enlarge.
Earlier this month, we visited the Art Institute of Chicago for the first time since November 2019. In addition to the pleasures of returning to the old friends in this, one of our favorite places in the greatest city in the world, this introvert enjoyed the non-existent crowds on that warm, sunny Saturday.
We spent Saturday morning at the Museum of Natural History. Did you know that the arms of Majungasaurus are shorter than those of T. Rex?
I captured the images above during a recent visit. From the top left:
1. Detail from Jacopo del Casentino’s Enthroned Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels (circa 1325)
2. Detail from Eastman Johnson’s Boyhood of Lincoln (1868)
3. Detail from James McNeill Whistler’s Sea and Rain (1865)
4. Detail from John Francis Murphy’s Landscape (1880)
5. Detail from Max Ernst’s At the Crossroads (1955)
6. Two Girls Reading (Pablo Picasso; 1934)