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India Modern: The Paintings by M.F.Husain

Maqbool Fida Husain [1915 - 2011] is India’s most important 20th-century artist, and a vital force in the development of modern Indian art.

The exhibition showcases "Indian Civilization" series of 8 triptych paintings by M.F. Husain, that he created between 2008 -2011. They were the last works by the artist.

Location: Alsdorf Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

When: July 14, 2017 through March 4, 2018.

The exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of...

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Soils, Seeds, and Sprouts: Tropical and Temperate - Artwork by Sharon Bladholm.

Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

When: August 12, 2017 - December 3, 2017.

Exhibition Related Events Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at Life in Soil: October 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Artist Walk and Talk: October 5th, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Artist Walk and Talk: October 9th, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Artist Walk and Talk: November 2nd, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30...

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Sculpture, Wine and Dine fundraising event at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

Date: September 9, 2017.

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is a collection of 29 master works of large-scale sculpture within 100 acres of prairie landscape. The museum in the prairie is open for public viewing 365 days a year. It is free of charge. The park integrates art with nature. Although it is located on the campus of Governors State University, it was founded and maintained through grants and...
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Windwaves by Yvonne Domenge.

2010 / Painted steel.

Location: Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

MATCHING - Hairstyle and the curves of the sculpture behind!

 

 This is certainly one of my fav. selfies. The maching curves are absolutely delectable! I didnt realize when I was taking it. When I came back home, and was going through the photos, the matching curves stood out! I had a good laugh! For a person like me, who loves sculptures and photography - this is a gem!

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For this year 2017,  I made no plans for any vacation abroad.  No India. No elsewhere.  Instead, in the beginning of this year, I decided to explore my own homestate of Illinois. Up till last year, whenever I had free time, I would head to downtown Chicago, which effectively had become my default destination. However, this year, I decided to explore my own backyard,  and it opened up a whole new world for me. I have been to some of these places earlier, but this year it was more planned trips....

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The above image was taken from Lincoln Park formal garden, on Friday, August 18, 2017. The Blue Angels were practising, and I knew I had to see the Air Show. I saw the show on Sunday, August 20th from the Oak Street beach.

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2017 Chicago Air and Water Show

August 19-20, 2017 / 10am-3pm Both Days

North Ave. Beach

The Chicago Air and Water Show is presented by Shell Oil Products U.S. and the City...

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From left: Nora Brooks Blakely, Edra Soto, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Carlos Tortolero, Mark Kelly, and Jacqueline Terrassa.

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Everyone's Picasso - Celebrating 50 Years of Chicago Icon.

A restaging of the 1967 Chicago Picasso dedication

Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Location: Daley Plaza, Chicago.

From being hugely controversial, to becoming  symbol of the city, Chicago's Picasso has had a remarkable 50 years jouney. What is it, is still open to interpretation. Head...
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