Sunday, February 16, 2014

CAA Conference in Chicago

I spent this past weekend in Chicago where I attended the College Art Association Annual Conference, an illuminating experience in a variety of ways -- both expected and unexpected. I also got to check out Millennium Park, the astounding Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and the incredible Field Museum where I got to nerd-out on my keen interest in the 1893 World's Fair, along with some fantastic dinosaur skeletons and mid-Cambiran wierdos like the anomalocaris (pictured below). I also got to see some friends like Carl Baratta (co-conspirator of the 6/6/6 exhibition project) and make some new ones. Chicago - I shall return when you are no longer freezing cold and slushy!

Millennium Park
Field Museum

Lobby of the Chicago Hilton, where they filmed the last scenes of The Fugitive

Nearly-Frozen Chicago River
Field Museum

View from the Field Museum

anomalocaris

Field Museum