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December 12, 2008


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Very interesting story! I, too, love the Art Institute. I didn't know they decked out the lions for the holidays, though!


I just moved to Chicago in March and love going to the Art Institute. The kids love the street performers outside when it's warm, but that is a great tip for winter visits!

Angela Nickerson

Truly one of my favorite museums!

Janna Qualman

I love Chicago! Great pictures.

And thanks for stopping by my blog!


Chicago ranks up on my top ten list right now! It is a city that I am longing to see. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. I especially love the one in the museum.

Rachel Burton

I love the Art Institute! I got to see a Hopper exhibit there last spring and it was phenomenal. And now I'm curious about this secret entrance. Hmmm...

Dominique King

I do love the Art Institute of Chicago, and it is a must-see every time we get out that way. Checking out their mail order catalog is fun as well.

We're fortunate enough to have some really nice art museums here in the Midwest.
I'm a long-time member of our own Institute of Arts here in Detroit...we have a great collection and schedule of shows, plus the museum's recent renovation makes it even more fun to visit.
The Art Museum in Cleveland Ohio is undergoing a particularly ambitious renovation at this point, but they've had a couple of shows worth traveling out to see in the past couple of years (including the Monet to Dali show I saw there last year that is showing at the Detroit museum now...I blogged about that a month or so back).
And the art museum in Toledo Ohio has a particularly nice collection of glass...because of that city's link to the Libbey Glass Company.

I feel some more artsy blog posts coming on for the new year :)

Dominique King

Here's the URL of my post about the Monet to Dali show now at Detroit


The Barcelona show at Cleveland two years ago was a really good exhibit, too. It covered the art, cultural, political, literary, architectural scenes in that Spanish city from somewhere in the late-1800s to the era of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. Fascinating stuff!

byteful traveller

Gotta love AIC.

Great story about the Streetwise vendors! They really do know what they're talking about. I came into contact with one at that same spot. Humorous guy, I wonder if we saw the same one.

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