Archive for December, 2019

Yesterday I mentioned the great Andy Warhol exhibition currently running at the Art Institute of Chicago. As part of the publicity for the event in the city – a giant replica of Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe painting has been installed overlooking Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

The joys of Christmastime in Chicago are not all related to the holiday. The amazing Art Institute of Chicago – whose iconic lions are decked out for the season – is a guaranteed home run no matter what time of year you visit. My Christmas week visit this year happened to coincide with the museum’s latest major exhibition of the work of Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again, which I attended yesterday and it is wonderful.

About Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again at the Art Institute of Chicago:

“This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that has emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death at age 58 in 1987. More than 400 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that he anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age. Warhol gained fame in the 1960s for his Pop masterpieces, widely known and reproduced works that often eclipse his equally significant late work as well as his crucial beginnings in the commercial art world. This exhibition brings together all aspects and periods of his varied and prolific career and includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, videos, archival and printed material, installation, films, and media works.”

Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again continues at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 26, 2020.

The great Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in the great city of Chicago USA.

The fine folks at the shop at The Jewish Museum have an amazing collection of menorahs from traditional to the whimsical. The Statue of Liberty Menorah by Acme Animal caught our eye.

About the Statue of Liberty Menorah by Acme Animal available from The Jewish Museum Shop:

“This menorah, featuring one of New York City’s most endearing icons, the Statue of Liberty, is constructed of cut-metal shapes and hand painted by Acme Animal to create a folk art piece you can display year round. Made in Canada. Don Gidley and Sue Parke of Acme Animal view their work as folk art with a stylish, urban sensibility.”

Find the Statue of Liberty Menorah by Acme Animal from The Jewish Museum Shop here.

See The Jewish Museum Shop’s full Hanukkah collection here.

Visit The Jewish Museum Shop online here.

No! Wait! This is the best possible side dish for your Christmas dinner – Brussels Sprouts With Cranberry Mostarda – the recipe for which I found from the fine folks at Bon Appetit magazine.

About the recipe for Brussels Sprouts With Cranberry Mostarda from Bon Appetit:

“The mostarda—an Italian sweet-and-sour mustardy condiment—improves with age, so you can get ahead of the game and make this many days (or even weeks!) ahead. Then use it on all your roasted vegetables, or in place of cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving turkey. This recipe is from Montreal’s cozy-cool coffee-pizza-wine restaurant Elena.”

Find the recipe for Brussels Sprouts With Cranberry Mostarda from Bon Appetit here.

Find all the great recipes and cooking tips from from Bon Appetit here.