Fun with the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago’s Annual Sock Sliding Competition

This photo makes me want to take off my shoes, run across the floor, and sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide. The Art Institute’s new modern wing is nice. They should hold annual sock-sliding competitions. Maybe I’ll start an unofficial one with a couple people. When the guards ask us what we are doing, I’ll reply, “It’s the Annual Sock …

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Images of the newest artwork from Chicago art galleries and museums

I’d like there to be a website that collects images of all the artwork being shown in Chicago art museums and galleries. Here’s the next best thing. A google image search for each of the gallery districts in Chicago. I broke them up into areas, because Google limits how long your search string can be. …

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Are you more likely to go to a symphony or a modern art exhibit?

In a WBEZ interview about how techno music is like classical music, Mason Bates, composer-in-residence for both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, gives an example of how people are afraid of the symphony. At minute 11:48 in the inteview he says, “The primary problem is intimidation. I know so many people, …

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Why do you go to art museums?

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s twitter account pointed me in the direction of a “Time Out Chicago” article about their new identity, “We are here at the Museum of Contemporary Art.” The commenting is closed on the article, so I’m posting my response below. I’m looking forward to the artist working spaces in the 12×12 …

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1984 Enos Campbell and 1934 Paul Klee

Autograph Aesthetics

Art. Baseball cards. Art as collectible. Baseball cards as collectible.Art signed. Baseball cards autographed.Art as aesthetic object. Baseball card as aesthetic object.The mark of the artist. The mark of a baseball player.Paintings are indexed in catalogs. Baseball cards are indexed in catalogs. Some baseball player autographs have wonderful aesthetic qualities. I went on eBay and …

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