Modern Art to Mulch, the week in review

Boy oh boy the week just flew by! Sorry I've neglected to post anything for nearly a week.
Let me catch up a bit, beginning with last Wednesday. I picked up Rob from work and we went to the The Art Institute. To celebrate the opening of the new Modern Wing, they offered free admission for a week (well, museum parking is $19 now, but still). That shadowy figure is me, holding tiny Digger bear, showing him a good ol' fashion downtown touristy day. The kind of day I prefer to avoid, but I did it for the darn bear (ok, and for me & Rob too). After all, it was Digger's last fling, since he'll be leaving me this week + heading for Wisconsin. Here's some highlights from our Art Institute visit:

Digger liked this one!
Picasso's Nude under a Pine Tree, 1959.

A wild contemporary plush sculpture: Mike Kelley's, Eviscerated Corpse, 1989.

Love Love Love Takaezu's sculptures! This one is Dancing Brush, glazed stoneware, 1990. A HUGE sculpture.
Rob is up to his eyes in Greek literature and arts. So a lingering visit in the Greek art collection was mandatory. Incredible pieces.

And for the rest of the week? Cardio classes, teddy bear making while listening to French Ecole podcasts, cooking, planting/ yard work/ recovering (read: multiple trips to Home Depot + Lowe's... and CVS for bottles of wine, ya know medicinal purposes), and small paintings. If you follow my Tweets, maybe you knew some of that already :O) So, that brings us up to speed!

Hope your Memorial Day weekend is a good one! For us it's more landscaping and slices of homemade apple pie :o) Do you have any projects or escapades planned? I'd love to hear about it!



Ravenhill said...

Love the plush scuplpture! Thanks so much for sharing!
~Emily xx

Kingfisher Farm said...

Oh what fun you are having. I'm jealous. Conrast that to writing papers and cramming!! You have the life lol. Pam

Peng Peng said...

hey p, grass is always greener, oui? wish i had a horse to ride, under big open country skies like u! ;o) one of these days u can visit me in chi-town and i will visit your farm!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi pp!
oh what a fabulous day at the museum! digger is one lucky bear! thank you for sharing his adventures with us. what a great host you are!

the rest of your week sounds like so much fun too!

i taught myself punchneedle embroidery today. it is so fun!

m & e

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Takeuze's sculpture IS huge and beautiful...looks like you had a great time! It's always rewarding to see an exhibit, even with the hastle of getting there!

Grandma62 said...

I'm just wondering, wen are you sleep:-)