Popped into the Apple store on Michigan Avenue this afternoon and you’d have thought they were giving away free iPods from the crowd of people there. A good portion of them were hunkered over laptops, staring intently at the screens as if they were extras in a NASA control center. The place was mobbed, upstairs and down. Just another day at Chicago’s Mac central.
Two blocks away, in the Museum of Contemporary Art, a much smaller number of people were marveling at the Olafur Eliasson exhibit Take Your Time, a fantastic collection of pieces by the Danish artist. An immersion of light, color, photography, wire, stone, moss, shadow, prism, paint, glass, and water.
Carl recommended this to me, knowing I would enjoy it. The less I knew ahead of time the better, he said, and he was right. Best to be surprised–and there’s a lot to be surprised by. Go–you have until September 13th to be surprised yourself. (Tuesdays are free!)
Interesting fact I just learned: Eliasson was the artist responsible for the waterfalls in New York last summer which I loved (though, unfortunately I never actually saw them.) I hadn’t realized it was the same guy ’til now.