Monday, July 24, 2017


In late Spring or early Summer I made my first trip to Chicago! Hard to believe that in my years as a costume designer that I never did a show there, so it was time for a visit. Here are a some pictures from a really great trip with excellent weather. My first stop was the Art Institute of Chicago, where I spent the day. What an accessible museum, full of wonders, but not exhausting, as my local Metropolitan Museum of Art can be. More pictures to come....

Kite flying on Lake Michigan
Art Institute of Chicago favorites

                                                                  Chicago River

                                             View of Lake Michigan from my hotel room

Lyric Opera of Chicago lobby, where I saw "My Fair Lady"

The Crown Fountain, featuring faces of Chicagoans

                                A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, by Seurat
                                            nice to catch the end of a school group lecture

Can't resist jousting knights, at the Art Institute

The Bean, after a full day at the Art Institute. So tired!

The Pier, at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, for a fantastic "Shakespeare In Love"

Blue Chicago, an atmospheric jazz club downtown

River boat tour, sunset moment - was it The Rapture?