Art Institute
March 20, 2009

My son Will is taking an Art Appreciation class this semester. One of the course requirements is to visit an art museum, so today Will and I took the train to Chicago to visit the Art Institute. It was a good time.

On the way to the Art Institute, we stopped to see the Chagall mosaic.

Will at the Chagall.

We also stepped into the Palmer House for a few minutes to enjoy the murals on the lobby ceiling.

Will and me at the Art Institute.

Monet's Cliff Walk at Pourville.

Monet closeup

Seurat's Sunday in the park

Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street, A Rainy Day (one of my favorites).

Bartolomeo Manfredi's Cupid Chastised. Will is a self-taught authority on mythology: he will probably write his report on this painting.

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. (I like this one a lot, but my favorite Hopper is Summer Evening which I think is so full of passion. But it's not at the Art Institute.)

Nighthawks closeup

I love the Remingtons.

After leaving the Art Institute we walked over to Millenium Park and "The Bean".

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