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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Remember the Museums

Left: Woman with Dog (Katharina Fritsch)
Right: Artist's Studio "Foot Medication" (Roy Lichtenstein)
It's easy to forget your local museums when you're planning your weekends. A museum is something for a school field trip or a stop on vacation. You get a little reminder when you drive by or when they announce a new exhibit. 

Earlier this year, the Art Institute of Chicago was having an exhibit with all three of the Vincent van Gogh bedroom paintings. That finally drew me out. The exhibit was full of background information, related artwork, portraits, objects, and interactive displays. After a quick pass through some of the collection and a snack, I grabbed a membership to force a return.