Photo Courtesy Galerie Perrotin
Pharrell Williams is trying on another interesting hat: Curator. Next month, the musician is to unveil an exhibition titled “Girl” — the same moniker as his sophomore album, and a forthcoming scent with Comme des Garçons — at Emmanuel Perrotin’s new space in Paris, the Salle de Bal. For More
Chilly winds whipped my hair in a crazy frenzy but I didn’t mind. It felt really good to walk around this city on busy feet, and with my favorite little guy.
We noshed crepes and breakfast burritos at Yolk, one of our old South Loop favorites, and when Fitz took off to work, me and Wells got a hearty dose of color at The Art Institute.
I tend to favor the contemporary, so Christopher Wool’s exhibit felt like an extraordinary world of stark, witty signals. There is very little leisurely strolling that comes with taking a two-year-old to a museum, but I managed to see quite a bit and photograph what I wanted to study later on.
That big red blotch up there? Wool calls it: ‘Minor Mishap.’
We spent a good chunk of time playing in the family center, pointing out colors and numbers in The Modern Wing, and before I could even walk to Michigan Avenue, Wells was fast asleep in his stroller. So much for grabbing lunch at that patisserie I was coveting…
But really, I don’t mind. Days like this and adventures like these are a gift…even if everything is covered in snow.
Some fun art to get lost in.
It’s hard to improve on the interior design of a building as hallowed and grandiose as Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, famed for its stained-glass windows, two labyrinths, and mosaics by Jan Henryk De Rosen. But New York-based artist Anne Patterson managed to make the space even more magical with her installation “Graced With Light,” made from 20 miles of silk ribbons suspended from the cathedral’s vaulted ceiling arches. In blue, green, red, and maroon, the ribbons reflect light from the windows like shimmering celestial curtains. Hundreds of community members were invited to write their prayers, hopes, and wishes on the red ribbons, sending them toward heaven.