Category Archives: Art Institute Chicago

Trainspotting at the Art Institute

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Head of Hercules

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Travels with Natalie

Seeking Sargent in the Second City by Charles McKelvy Natalie had a notion that we should go to the Art Institute of Chicago and see their new exhibition: John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age, and so we did. On … Continue reading

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Seeking Sargent

(Chicago, Illinois) We sought John Singer Sargent at Art Institute Chicago Friday and saw his work and so, so much more that we will simply have to submit a complete report in a day or two.  As we unwind from … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley: An Amtrak-tive Alternative

Taking the Railroad Less Traveled by Charles McKelvy Surely you have taken Amtrak from New Buffalo and enjoyed the ride. Same with the South Shore from Carroll Avenue in Michigan City. I’m not knocking either method, and, yes, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Treasures of Toledo

(Toledo, Ohio) One could favorably compare the Toledo Museum of Art to the Art Institute of Chicago, and we would be the ones to do so after our day-trip Tuesday to this magnificent repository of art and jewelry from the … Continue reading

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Knights of Old

(Chicago, Illinois) In the early 1950s, a mom and dad took their little boy from their apartment in the South Shore neighborhood to see the George F. Harding Museum at 4853 Lake Park Avenue.  What the little boy saw that … Continue reading

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