On Sunday, my friend Kim and I scoped out the new modern wing of The Art Institute of Chicago, which was brilliantly designed by architect Renzo Piano. We had a very special tour from a docent-friend and were both blown away by all of it, especially the Cy Twombly exhibit. Twombly is back in Chicago at the Art Institute after nearly 60 years (his first solo exhibition in 1951!) with large-scale pieces that represent his signature style of merging painting, drawing and writing. Run, don't walk, to see the new wing, it's free after 5pm on Thursday nights.
May 26, 2009