Friday, May 06, 2016

My 68th birthday at the Chicago Art Institute

It was a gorgeous day for drive to Chicago. We used valet parking at the Art Institute (oddly enough it was the same cost as the nearby parking garages but for more time).

After a brief wait out front we were joined by my brother Greg and his wife Joyce and the two of us spent a pleasurable two hours touring this incredible creative space.

Greg and Joyce left to drive home to the suburbs and Susie and I strolled up Michigan Avenue to the river before returning to pick up our car. We, too, eventually made our way out to the western suburbs and had dinner with G & J at a Mexican restaurant in Woodstock. A grand time and a wonderful birthday to be sure.
Michigan Avenue in front of the Art Institute


Susie

"The Child's Bath," 1893 by Mary Cassatt


"Woman Reading," 1879-80 by Edouard Manet

"Woman in a Garden," 1882-83 by Berthe Morisot

"Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte

"La Petite Danseuse" by Edgar Degas

"Young woman sewing," 1879 by Auguste Renoir

"Woman at her Toilette," 1875-80 by Berthe Morisot

"Windows" by Marc Chagall

"Flower girl in Holland," 1887 by George Hitchcock








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