Art as a Response to Change: My Visit to the Art Institute of Chicago
This past week, on a vacation to the Midwest, I found myself at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of Chicago, Illinois’ most iconic art museums. After clumsily navigating the El and getting lost on State Street – which is almost impossible to get lost on – I happened upon the grand facade of the museum, […]Read Post ›
Et tu, Brutalism?
On a campus full of stately brick collegiate neo-Gothic buildings, I can think of no more universally hated place on campus than the sole Brutalist structure, our Science Center. For four years, it was my academic home base and so I have a special place in my heart for this inside-out building but from the […]Read Post ›
“All Roads Lead to Rome:” The Enduring Appeal of the Eternal City
I freely admit that I am more than a little biased about Rome. Two years ago, I lived in the Eternal City for ten weeks and the experience left an incredible impression on me. One of the most striking features of the cityscape is the great visibility of its “layers” – as the capital of […]Read Post ›