Tuesday, March 31, 2009

An afternoon with Chicago History

Chic Chicago

Eastland Disaster

Norman Rockwell painting at History Museum

Christian Krohg

Yesterday, a friend suggested we head over to The Chicago History Museum. "Chic Chicago" and "Lincoln" were the special exhibits, however some of the permanent exhibition was interesting too.
Chic Chicago
Coco Chanel, Halston, Charles Worth, Yohji Yamamoto....and countless more designers! I found this exhibit most interesting, reading about the influential Chicago women who wore these designers.

Eastland Disaster
July 1915
This was the biggest disaster in Chicago, a ferry boat had too many passengers on board, and capsized before even leaving the dock! Almost 900 people died! I think that's an amazing amount of people for being so close to help.

This Norman Rockwell painting depicts the famous cow that started The Chicago Fire. I think this painting resembles some of the Norwegian artists I just saw at the Munch exhibit, like Christian Krohg. What do you think?

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