Last week, I started my trip to New York with a visit to The Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA!) I’ve wanted to visit MoMA since I was a little girl! Every time I go to New York, I promise myself that I’ll visit it but I never have time. I told myself that no matter what, the next time I visit I’ll make the time to stop by ALL the museums I’ve been itching to visit! Luckily, the wonderful folks at CityPass wanted to help me fulfill this goal and provided me with a New York CityPass so I could visit some of New York’s most talked about destinations [sorry in advance for the photo overload!
*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.
One of my favorite things about living in Chicago is the fact that the city is emerged in culture. From its many museums to its Broadway plays, there is always some new exhibit or show opening that I want to see. Tuesday was a bit windy and rainy so I decided to get out of the house and spend my day exploring the Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum had five exhibits I’d been itching to see: Warhol and Marisol, Alexander Calder, William J. O’Brien, Isa Genzken: Retrospective and Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo. Here are some of my favorite photos from my trip:
Daniel Clowes is a Chicago born cartoonist best known for his works Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson. A major retrospective of his work debuted at the Oakland Museum of California in 2012 and continues on in an expanded version at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Last week I decided to pay a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Although I much prefer the Art Institute of Chicago, MCA had an exhibit on Daniel Clowes that I’ve been wanting to see. What I love about this museum is how modern the pieces are. Some range anywhere from the 1950’s to as recent as 2013! It’s great to learn about up and coming artists and see what the future of art holds. Here are some of my favorite museum pieces: