Art is alive and kicking in Chicago. The home of a wealth of the world’s best works are in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Grand Dame of museums in the city. The ArtIC houses a huge museum and a school on Michigan Avenue, south of the Magnificent Mile.
The 5 top-selling postcards at the Art Institute’s museum shop provides a sampling of the great works you can find inside.
1. PARIS STREET, RAINY DAY by Gustave Caillebotte
2. WATER LILLIES by Claude Monet
3. NIGHTHAWKS by Edward Hopper
4. A SUNDAY ON LA GRANDE JATTE by Georges-Pierre Seurat
5. AMERICAN GOTHIC by Grant Wood
All these 5 works I remember viewing from a giant screen as beamed by a hideously large piece of technology called the overhead projector (then state-of-the-art) in college during Humanities class. (Thanks, Prof. Frances Murillo, for getting me hooked!). Little did I imagine then that many years down the line I would get to see them up close and personal, and … better yet, really and actually have them in the city where I live. :)
I am truly blessed.
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” ~Pablo Picasso