Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Art Institute of Chicago

I had a GREAT day at the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday with my daughter's class. If you ever get an opportunity to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, I highly recommend it! I'm sad to say, but it's been quite a few years since I've been there, but we'll be returning soon. We have to go back, because there was SO much to see, but too little time! I didn't even get a chance to stop in the gift shop! Here's my absolute favorite of the day:

This is "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. This painting is tiny dots of color. It's absolutely amazing to stand in front of it! It was featured in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Love Ferris!

My daughter really loved this painting:

This is "Paris Street; Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte. Absolutely gorgeous! The detail is amazing!

I love these two Monet paintings. Breathtaking!

This is "Sandvika, Norway". Beautiful!

This is "Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare". Amazing!

We had to walk past this (because we had a docent giving us a tour at the beginning of our visit), and we didn't have time to go back to it. Next time! My daughter was so bummed we didn't get a chance to go back to it, because she didn't notice that we walked past it! This is "American Gothic" by Grant Wood.

We really need to go back soon! Just amazing seeing all of these gorgeous works of art!

Thanks for stopping by!


My Paper World said...

Sounds like a fun day! I love the rainy day in paris pic!

Scrappy Moments said...


How Fun, Wonderful Pictures, and The Paintings are Great. Ferris was one of my favorite 80's Movies too :)


scrapnnMO said...

Lovely paintings and I'm so glad your family had ooodles of fun looking at all the wonderful art work! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol! I love the art shown here. My sons and I couldn't leave the Field Museum long enough to get to the Art Institute when we were in Chicago a couple of years ago...Bummer!

Love your site!