Seriously action packed Friday! First stop was the Art Institute to see the Lichtenstein exhibit (finally), which I thought was pretty good. I nice collection of his work. I was not crazy for the “brushstrokes” but thought they were a good representation of the progression an artist goes through. Becoming know for a “style” would be hard, I would imagine you would tire of doing the same thing over and over again. I loved the room of sketches – process facinates me! I think my favorites were the landscapes.
We managed to sneak into a couple of other galleries to see some other famous works. As crazy as it is, Marcey hasn’t seen much beyond the impressionists at the Museum. She needs to spend a lot more time there – so much to see!
Then we hit the City Target – I needed vases for tomorrow night and I wanted to see how they designed the store to fit within the old Carson space. I think they did an amazing job – looks clean and fresh and they kept the Sullivan decorated columns. They actually look good with that Target red. And another Marcey moment … she had never seen the old Sullivan ironwork on the building. She worked downtown, blocks from there, and had never seen this stunning building.
Last stop was champagne and sweets with the girls at RM Champagne Salon. It’s a new place, literally located around the back side of a building that you have to access thru the alley. It was lovely despite the fact that our waiter was extremely awkward.