What a great summer night for a girls night out with my very own little girl! We wandered around the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute, which I’ve been wanting to get to since it first debuted months ago, and here we are finally making it on it’s closing weekend!
Lucky for us, the museum has extended hours through Monday, as a warning, the extended hours are only for the Lichtenstein exhibit. I was a bit disappointed about this since I was hoping to check out the rest of the museum again but it all worked out well…we had a chance to get dinner and a bonus stop at Buckingham Fountain! Avery couldn’t get enough of the lights and was beyond thrilled when the water show started with choreographed music and lights!
The Lichtenstein exhibit was larger than I expected and fantastic! This museum never disappoints; during regular hours I love visiting the Impressionist paintings and, of course, Georges Seurat’s, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte. If you’re a child of the ’80’s you’ll remember seeing some of the most famous pieces in the museum during Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! The museum scene always comes to mind when I see Seurat’s painting.
Many people wouldn’t think the Art Institute is a great place to take kids but they have some great family programs…The Little Studio, story time, Mini Masters and so much more! I stumbled upon the kids area, which is in the modern wing, last fall and my kids loved it! There are also free days throughout the year for Chicago residents, so if you think your kids have a limited tolerance for quiet and strolling through artwork they can’t touch, then this would be the perfect time to test out the museum.
All and all it was a perfect Friday night, oh how times have changed! I rarely get to spend one-on-one time with my daughter and we had such a great night! How can you not love this city when there are so many amazing things to do and see on any given night?!