and i'm glad i had a cameraphone to chronicle the finest two and a half hours i've ever spent in a museum. and this is coming from someone who grew up in new york city.
i'm talking about the art institute in chicago, and i can't wait to travel half across the country to visit it again.
the first exhibit i saw contained miniature replicas of interiors from houses from the 1600s through the 1800s. and how horrible that might sound is how amazing it actually was.
here's some more paintings that blew me away, even though i didn't chronicle their names and artists. if i were a bigger monet fan, this posting would be endless.
and here's a great painting of a mustache.
i've got more photos is anyone's interested in seeing them. but still, it's an incomplete set. the battery in my phone died halfway through my tour, and i was barely halfway done with the museum.
that's why god made the hardcover book "treasures from the art institute of chicago" that's being mailed to me.
seriously, it's a fantastic place in a fantastic city.