With so much to do in Chicago, is the Shedd Aquarium worth it? - Traveling Mom
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is one of the oldest and most well-known aquariums in the country. With it's beluga whales, aquatic shows, traveling exhibits, and educational activities, it's definitely a neat place. But is the high price of admission at the Shedd Aquarium worth it?
Fly Away: Chicago: (Final) Part 5: Museum of Contemporary Art
We were so excited to share our acorn jewel caps yesterday that we totally forgot to dish on our final spring break adventure -- the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Normally we check out art museums when there is a particular exhibit mom thinks will be of interest to the kiddos, but mom really wanted to visit MCA Chicago for herself. So we were quite glad to find two exhibits that were right up our alley: the Plaza Project: Martin Creed and Destroy the Picture. Martin Creed's rotating…
MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has announced the names of the creative team that will reimagine many of the MCA’s public spaces as part of an architectural redesign of the building. The redesign will stay inside the original 12,000 square-foot footprint of the building in order to create public... Read more »
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - Whimsy Reigns at the Murakami Exhibit
The worlds of pop culture, folklore and art join together for the Museum of Contemporary Art's eye-popping retrospective Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg . Displaying over 50 works that represent three decades of Murakami's groundbreaking career, some for the first time in North America, the exhibit supplies a riveting look at how the artist blurs the lines and boundaries of traditional art.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg | Artsy
The MCA is proud to present a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works—many of which are being shown in North America for the first time—to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.
The Chicago Guide - Culture | Goop
Fresh off the heels of our recent Chicago goop pop, we can’t seem to shake the feeling that Chi town is our spirit city. In the two weeks we were lucky to call the Waldorf Astoria our home-away-from home, we’ve explored countless boutiques, bars, bakeries, and eateries, taking note of the ones that made our hearts skip a beat along the way. And while some may still see Chicago as the Second City, as evidenced by the deep list of restaurants we’ve amassed, the ever-expanding food scene is…
Willard Frederic Elmes, Art Institute by the Elevated Lines - Numbered Limited Edition
Reproduction of an original vintage poster for Chicago Elevated Rail Lines from the 1920s depicting the Art Institute lions flanking the front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Large Poster Format. The two bronze lions that flank the Michigan Avenue entrance of the Art Institute of Chicago were made for the museum's opening at its current location in 1893. They were a gift from Mrs. Henry Field. They have unofficial "names," which were given by their sculptor Edward Kemeys that are more…
Chicago CityPASS For Families: 3 More Things To Do In Chicago With Kids
Chicago had us hooked. We just had to return after our 5-day visit in August barely scratched the city’s surface. This time it was chilly December so we explored 3 winter-friendly attractions: Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium. Family Travel in Illinois. CityPASS.
Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water
The Shedd Aquarium is presenting a week that visitors can sink their teeth into. It seems that sharks are getting a bad rap. It started with Jaws and it continues today. The Shedd is out to change people’s perceptions on this misunderstood species. For example, did you know you’re more likely to be struck by... Read more »