Exploring Chicago – The Art Institute

We decided this last Sunday would be our explore Chicago day, even though it was rainy, because our weekends this month are filling up quickly.

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Ellette doesn’t seem to ever get tired of the train rides.  So long as she can see the map, she is a happy trooper.  We spent much of the ride playing eye-spy.  Initially, we were going to go to the Lincoln Park zoo, because it was supposed to be relatively dry and warm.  Then, the forecast tipped to raining all day, and we thought the Garfield Park Conservatory would be fun.  But on the train, the idea for going to the Picasso exhibit presented itself and Ellette was very excited to see the artwork, so we went that route.

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I’m not the kind of person that takes pictures in art museums.  For some reason, that feels wrong – like I’m stealing from the artist or not doing their art justice.  You want to see Picasso’s work – go check it out yourself! Any photo I could have taken would not have shown the colors and textures the way they ought to be respresented.

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This little jem, however, was part of the paperweight collection and we all fawned over how beautiful and intricate it is.  It is so lifelike!

Because of this and other adventures of the weekend, there was hardly any crafting.  There will be a finished-object post coming up.  I promise!

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