Acquainted through my girlfriend, Cody and I – both of us sharing an interest in the Arts and photography – had been trying to connect in a creative environment but were unsuccessful for some time. As our luck would have it though we were both free this past Sunday, and considering our tastes we decided to take in the Art Institute of Chicago.
In the event that you’re wondering, if you spend a few hours looking at art with an acquaintance you will undoubtedly leave as friends. We soaked up some culture and laid the foundation for a new friendship. I left the Art Institute feeling inspired, invigorated, and awake.
The Setting of the Exhibit is a Form of Art in Itself
There’s much to be said about observing art alongside total strangers doing the same, which is why you’ll see people in some of the photos below. The mutual respect for each other and the art almost transcends the art itself; in a way the collective setting becomes its own exhibit.
While each wing and gallery we visited moved us each in its own particular and special way, I enjoyed Color Studies, The New Contemporary, and Past Forward, most specifically the works of Burnham, Perriand, and Goff. If you’re an architecture addict, don’t skip this last one.
Art, Like Song, Should Be Revisited
It was only a few days ago that we visited but I plan to return within the next month. I want to check out the Arms and Armor exhibit and the American collection (both were missed this time around).
I hope you enjoy the photos!
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
I hope you enjoyed the gallery. Have you ever been to the Art Institute of Chicago? What are your favorite exhibits? Where is your favorite museum?
Let me know in the comments!