Monday, July 7, 2008

Chicago Art Institute

Waiting to get into the Chicago Art Institute. It opened at 10:00 a.m. and we were there by 9:30, waiting to pay our twelve dollars. But it was worth it even though most of the Impressionist collection had been moved to Dallas/Ft Worth while the museum is renovating several galleries. We spent most of the day at the Art Institute but we did manage to squeeze in some shopping at Macy's (Formerly Marshall Fields) before going to dinner.

Chicago is a great place and the people were all (almost all) very friendly. If you go to Chicago just park your car and take the wonderful Elevated (Metro) system. It's cheap, fairly clean and seemed to be safe. Wish we would build a system like that in Wichita.
This is one of the few paintings by Claude Monet that was not sent to Dallas/Ft Worth. To bad they didn't park all those Impressionist works here at the Wichita Art Museum while they are renovating the galleries in Chicago. But I suppose we are much too PROVENCIAL.

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