Friday, June 17, 2011

Two Days in Chicago

Earlier in the week of Quilt National, I met two of my Alaskan friends in Chicago.  We had a wonderful two and a half days of visiting museums and dining on fine food.  Above is a view looking out one of the windows at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  We were unfortunately a day early for the Mark Bradford show, but we did get to sneak a peak inside the door where the work was being installed.  I will make a point to look for his work in my travels.  We were treated to the impressive Chicago architecture on our walk back to Millennium Park.

Here is one of the most impressive sights in downtown Chicago: Cloud Gate by sculptor Anish Kapoor, called "The Bean" by most in Chicago.  It is fascinating.  Read about it on Wikipedia.

These beautiful glass domes and mosaic walls are in the Chicago Cultural Center

We also stumbled upon Project Onward there.  I bought some wonderful artwork by Adam Hines and David Holt and was lucky enough to meet the artists.  I'm so happy to have these quirky and imaginative pieces of art.

George Steinbrenner by David Holt.

Gloria Stuart by David Holt

Monopoly by Adam Elias Hines

New Mayor Rahm Emanuel by Adam Elias Hines

New Mayor Rahm Emanuel, detail, by Adam Elias Hines

1 comment:

  1. I love The Bean!! I also love outsider art - these pieces are great!