A Night at the Art Institute of Chicago + 200th Post

August 12, 2014

*Three Quick Fun Facts: #1 Sunday (August 10) was Simply Sinova’s 15 month anniversary. #2 Last week Simply Sinova hit a total social media following of 10,000 (holy smokes, I still can’t believe it!) #3 This is Simply Sinova’s 200th blog post (Hooray!) Now onto the regularly scheduled programming* 
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of my favorite places in the entire city. I could spend hours looking at all of the beautiful artwork (and browsing the gift shop of course.) Every Thursday from 5-8PM the museum offers free admission to all Illinois residents, so weekly visits have become sort of a tradition of mine (fun on a budget!) As soon as I enter the museum I immediately head downstairs to visit the paperweights! I love the Arthur Rubloff Collection of Paperweights, it’s probably one of my favorite rooms in the entire museum. 

Although the museum has endless rooms of magnificent paintings, I really love all non-painting pieces throughout the Art Institute. Here are some of my favorites:
One of the most interesting (and creepiest) exhibitions is a new film exhibition called “Clown Torture.” The exhibit takes place in a dark room where several screens show various clown videos. One video shows a clown giggling and screaming (so creepy!) While another shows a sad looking clown who looks like he is pondering life.
My favorite painting (not just at the Art Institute but in general) The Bedroom by Vincent van Gogh is being tended to so I wasn’t able to see it on my last few visits but it’s okay because there are so many other amazing masterpieces to enjoy. Here are some of my other favorite paintings:
I never get tired of visiting Art Institute of Chicago. It’s one of my favorite places to sit, relax and people watch. Every time I visit I find new inspirations. I can’t wait to visit again this Thursday.