Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Music and Art

We saw a wonderful performance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra today. The Peseks came along, too. Photography was not allowed inside the theater :( What a beautiful old building. And what an amazing show! Mary and I had to step out for quite a bit, but the boys loved it. Conductor Delta David Gier explored rhythm from the dances of the Baroque era through the complex beats of contemporary music. We heard Bach, Rameau, Mozart, Berlioz, Bernstein and Bartok. What a treat~
Because we were so close, we couldn't miss an opportunity to visit one of the world's finest art museums. Finally, the armor has returned!!
Just in time for our study of the Middle Ages~
They don't have as much of the collection displayed as they used to, but we are happy they share any of it with us peasants~

The boys especially liked this piece - monkeys playing various instruments, including both a cello and a set of bagpipes~

Charlie loved this goblet~
The Crucifixion, Francisco de Zurbaran~
The Assumption of the Virgin, El Greco~
Irreverent Mary~
The boys loved these paperweights. I found over 30 pictures of them on my camera after we got home~

We wound up our trip in the Kraft children's area. The entire museum is such a great place to explore - we are so blessed to live in close proximity to so many amazing museums!
After searching for our car for 20 minutes in three different parking garages, we finally made it home safe and sound :)

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