We spent the majority of the day exploring The Art Institute of Chicago. If you’ve never been there I highly recommend it next time you are visiting Chicago. Their selection of modern art, specifically surrealism, was quite impressive. I saw classic pieces from de Chirico, Miró, Man Ray, Dali, Duchamp, Magritte, Matisse, Kandinsky, O’Keeffe, Picasso, Seurat… the list goes on. The highlight of the museum was the massive collection of Max Ernst, my favorite artist. The only disappointment was that Evan and I were expecting to see Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography; however, it was not on display at the time.
|Giorgio de Chirico|
The latter part of the day was spent hanging out at the beach, eating Indian food, and napping in a park. We were both exhausted from walking around all day and fell asleep under a tree in a secluded area of the park. When we awoke nearly two hours later there was a jazz festival going on around us and we were surrounded by people. It was a strange way to wake up.
|The lovely park we took a cat nap in.|
I am in Chicago again this weekend for the Pitchfork Music Festival. I hope everyone has a fantastic rest of their weekend!!
Music: Violent Femmes