An Unusual Textbook Supplement

An Unusual Textbook Supplement~Chicago Art Institute

“One of the wonderful advantages of Maranatha is its close proximity to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. On Saturday, Nov 10, my wife and I were able to take four students from the Basic Music Literature class to the Art Institute in Chicago, located on Michigan Avenue (Sarah Dixon, Vina Martens, Stephanie Wright, and Timothy Warren). For some of the students, this was their first visit to Chicago, and the tall buildings and crowded streets were a new experience. The class was studying French Impressionism in both art and music and the museum has some of the paintings featured in our text. The pictures in the textbook can never substitute for seeing the actual painting. After stopping and taking pictures at the Chicago Bean, we spent several hours in the galleries, not only examining the Impressionist paintings, but windows by Frank Lloyd Wright, sculptures, furniture, exquisite miniatures and even paper weights. Other than getting thoroughly drenched after leaving the museum, we had a wonderful time of fellowship.”

Can you find Dr. Ledge in this “Chicago Bean” Pic?