22.3.16

Spring Colors

(My pop art)

The first day of spring has finally arrived. Flowers and trees are starting to bloom with color, erasing the bareness of winter. Bursts of color is also found on the walls of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. A few weeks ago I happily accepted my friend’s invitation to see the pop art design exhibit currently being displayed at MCA. The exhibit not only displays some of the work done by the most well-known pop art artist, Andy Warhol, but also furniture influenced by the pop art era. My friend and I walked through the galleries of the museum catching up on each other’s lives while taking in the vibrant art pieces. I have found that museums are calm and relaxing places to visit with a friend. The atmosphere is quiet, there is no rush, and you flow from one curated space to another. It is so therapeutic and a small escape from the constant movement of city life around us.

  
(Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago)
(Andy Warhol piece)
Outside the sun was shining yet the air was cool with a chill breeze (well more like violent gusts of wind, this is Chicago after all) but it was the first day of spring so we decided to walk along Michigan Ave to Eataly. Eataly is a lively restaurant filled with mouthwatering Italian cuisine and market place. It was my first time, but definitely not my last. In some ways it reminded me of an Ikea but for Italians instead of Swedes. Unfortunately I did not take many photos because I am still a bit camera shy when it comes to pulling out my camera and snapping dozens of photos. I used to not care but since I started to take photography a bit more seriously I want to take my time with each photo, learning to capture the composition more than just a picture. Our lunch was absolutely delicious and we treated ourselves to some tasty gelato. It is always so nice to catch up with a friend on a Sunday morning.



(Left: Mr. Hancock standing tall in the morning sun; Right: my pesto and prosciutto ravioli at Eataly)


I hope you enjoyed your first day of spring!

x the Adventurer

37 comments:

  1. Spring is my favorite season! What a great post! Spring colors are the best =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. thank you! spring colors are the best =o) hope you are enjoying your favorite season =o)

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  2. I loved this post, along with all of the colors :)
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    1. thank you =o) and thanks for checking out my blog =o)

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  3. Your blog is so pretty, I'm in love with the header! Art galleries are one of my favourite places to visit and I'd love to go here, the modern pieces look great (as well as the food!) I'm glad to hear your spring is shaping up full of pretty colours! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. thank you so much! if you are ever in chicago, definitely take a morning to check it out. happy spring to you too! =o)
      following you on instagram =o)

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  4. Oh, a Pop Art Design exhibition sounds wonderful! I love quiet exhibitions with wonderful works. I was lucky to have seen an Andy Warhol piece in Japan. He's a pioneer of the art world!

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. Andy Warhol's work is quiet amazing to see in person =o)

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  6. Wish I knew about the MCA's pop art exhibit! It's such a fun museum!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. it is and I almost missed it too! the exhibition ends this weekend, if you are in chicago this weekend i definitely recommend it =o)

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  7. Your ravioli looks eerily similar to what I had last night. Yay for pesto. :]

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  8. great post


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  9. Love spring colors! Such a great post!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. thank you! happy spring and happy friday =o)

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  10. I love the Andy Warhol piece!

    Glad you're enjoying the first bits of Spring - I'm still waiting for the weather to REALLY warm up where I'm from.

    Lisa Favre
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    1. thank you! it was great to see his work in person =o)

      i saw on your blog that you live in montreal now, you must have gotten some of the snow this week? we had snow last night! I couldn't believe it =o)

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  11. Love your little arrangement! I adored Andy Warhol when I was studying art!

    We are Dannah - Australian lifestyle blog xo

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    1. thank you =o) it was a treat to see an Andy Warhol piece

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  12. beautiful!! i really want to see this space!

    Happy Easter Sunday!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. i hope you get a chance if you visit chicagp =o)

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  13. I can understand what you mean about this place being both quiet and therapeutic - I often get that feeling at museums/exhibitions as well. This sounds like the perfect start to a Sunday :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. it really was a perfect little escape, i will have to do it more often =o)

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  14. Lovely photos. It's crazy how different art museums can be very hectic and claustrophobic but others are so serene. Glad you had a fun time!
    -Kate
    katekoutures.blogspot.com

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    1. i agree! it's great to see the art in both but sometimes museums can be overfilled with people it's nice to enjoy a quiet one

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  15. Sounds like you had such a fun day. I almost went to MOCA when I was in Chicago back in September but my feet were starting to hurt due to breaking in new shoes so unfortunately I missed out! BUT we are getting an Eataly in Los Angeles soon which is pretty exciting!

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    1. hopefully you get to make it back and see the art there! I hope you enjoy Eataly as much as I did =o)

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  16. I love this post! You're making me miss Chicago something fierce (especially Eataly)! There's nothing like Chicago in the spring!
    I never got the chance to visit MCA but I've heard it's incredible!

    xx, Caitlin
    www.wandererandwolf.com

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  17. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to come back soon all of the trees are beginning to blossom =o)

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  18. Great post! I really need to get back into the habit of visiting museums!

    Julie
    http://alohalovely.com

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    1. thank you! i hope you do, it's such a nice escape =o)

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  19. What a lovely day you've had! How I wish we had as much galleries and museums like this near me.

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    1. thank you it really was =o) i hope you find one similar =o)

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