March 23, 2005
The Art Institute of Chicago
Posted by Gordon Smith

This week is Spring Break for my children, and I decided to take my two oldest (and one of their friends) on a semi-spontaneous visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. I have fond memories of the Art Institute from my days as a law student in Hyde Park. It hasn't changed much, but I didn't visit to see how things had changed.

I wanted to introduce my children to some of the paintings I remembered from my prior visits, like these ...








I don't claim much sophistication about art, though I quite enjoy the experience of walking through a fine museum. I tended to read more of the background information than my children wanted, but it was fun to see them react to the paintings, especially (for some reason) the Rothkos.

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