The Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute Lion

Art Institute Lion

After leaving the Field Museum, it was still bitterly cold outside, so we took a cab this time to the Art Institute rather than wait on the bus.  I don’t know how the natives handle this weather day in and day out for months on end.

The Big Deal for Christmas at the Art Institute was the display of a huge Neapolitan creche.  Now this was something to see.  A Sunday school project gotten way, way out of hand.
This whole thing stood about five feet tall and twelve feet around.

We also saw the exhibit “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine”, a very broad array of American painting, sculpture, and craft dealing with food and dining culture in American from the colonial times to today. I particularly liked the Claes Oldenburg Fried Egg that splayed over a large section of the floor.  You can understand why CVH was interested in this exhibit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, she also had to have her Ferris Bueller moment.

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