We started the day by riding a train (not the L). Here are my attempts at action shots.
At the Art Institute, we saw famous paintings:
I confess, there are some pieces of art that are cool looking, but I don't "get". This one reminded me of a bad texturing job.
Here's what they look like up close. I had trouble focusing through the acrylic protective case, for some reason my camera wanted to focus on the case instead of art. I suspect I may have been standing at an incorrect distance?
And some are just strange:
It's scary watching everyday artifacts being transformed into art. Does this mean I'm getting old?
[Note: they were calling the desk an example of midcentury "art"]
I loved the traditional ethnic items
Too soon, it was time to catch the L to train back to where we were staying.
I think we did a pretty good job of surveying what the Institute had to offer. To give all the pieces the attention they deserve requires significantly more time than we had.
Tip: take advantage of the free readmission to leave the museum for food. Not only cheaper, but shorter wait times.