Thank God for something uplifting this morning: the dedication of the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tony’s written a great post about it here , with more (and better) photos. I get to go to a lot of ribbon-cuttings in my line of work, but this one was genuinely wonderful, and very Chicago (“big, bold, and beautiful” as one of the speakers said about the building). I didn’t know I was in the shot when Tony took this one, on the Nichols Bridge, which links the new wing to Millennium Park. You can see the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavillion in the background – a fantastic outdoor music venue in the park.
The reason I needed an uplift was because we went last night to a Gala Dinner which all but tipped me over the edge into darkness and despair …
As with ribbon-cuttings, I get to go to a lot of Gala Dinners in this line of work too; and even the good ones figure right up there with root-canal treatment in my list of favourite ways to pass the time. Last night’s, dear reader, was not good. No.
New day … new resolution to say “no” more often.