Happy Monday everyone! Is it just me or does it feel like summer is going by super fast (which is a-ok with me since it’s my least favorite season!)? Last weekend was jammed pack with so much exciting news! First, there’s going to be so many awesome chances coming to the Disney Parks (I just LOVE D23 weekend!) I can’t wait for all the new attractions and all of the upcoming Disney and Pixar films. Also, have you heard the news that the 13th Doctor is going to a woman (finally!). I’m super excited about it and I can’t wait to see Jodie Whittaker in action! Speaking about TV shows, can we talk about last night’s Game of Thrones!?! Definitely worth the wait. Okay, enough chit chat, now on to the regularly scheduled blog post. I talked about this in my Why I Love Living in Chicago post but one of my favorite things about Chicago is the fact that not only do a plethora of world-class museums call Chicago home but a lot of them offer FREE admission/discount days. Since the Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission (to Illinois residents) every Tuesday, I like to spend my Tuesday afternoons there exploring all the new exhibits and artwork. Ever since the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit opened at MCA last month I’ve been meaning to go by and see it, so I thought “hey, there’s no time like the present!” Continue reading
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: