9.05.2009

chicago :: three

chicago is just oozing with some of the most amazing art and architecture that i have ever seen.

just walk around the city and one can see some of the most beautiful and world reknown sculptures without having to enter a museum.

i saw the flamingo sculpture by alexander calder, located in federal plaza on s. dearborn street, which you may remember seeing in ferris bueller's day off.

and then the pablo picasso sculpture (untitled), located in daley plaza in the chicago loop. visitors to the sculpture can often be found sliding down the sculpture (eh em...as my boyfriend did so gracefully with a few children - see video below).



video

in addition to the art that exists throughout the streets of chicago, there is also the art institute of chicago that is must-see for anyone visiting the windy city.

unfortunately, we didn't have a whole lot of time to spend at the institute, just a few hours. i could have spent the week there admiring all of the different periods of artwork throughout the building, which i might add is one of the most beautiful art museums that i have ever been to.

another ferris bueller's day off reference. remember the scene when they are admiring the seurat? well, i did the same! that's me below marveling at all of those tiny little dots that make up this gorgeous masterpiece!










1 comment:

  1. oh, i'm jealous! just to see SOME of it! and of course the *ride* down the picasso!

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