Sharka roadtrip day 3: Chicago – Lotsa walking and no driving.
I saw some sights and museums and cool stuff today. I drove not one bit. It was awesome. The snow was less awesome, but at least I didn’t have to drive in it.
Seeing paintings in person that I’ve only ever seen in textbooks or on computer screens is always fun, but Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte is one of my top 5 paintings. It was moving. I’m going back. That’s all there is to it. And I *have* to go back. Most of the modern art was off exhibit due to construction. May 16, 2009 is when it opens. I’ll be there!
There was a room full of miniature rooms, set back into the wall and lit via “ambient” light coming through the windows in the tiny rooms. It was astoundingly cool. It was a totally unexpected exhibit to me. I went downstairs expecting a photography exhibit (which was also under construction) and got something way more cool.
Tomorrow, if the weather lets me, I’ll make my way to Des Moines!