It’s a beautiful day out, so here’s a shot from the incredible mirror maze at the Museum of Science and Industry to get the day started!
The section you will find this maze in is part of an exhibit on symmetry in nature and our lives. There, the golden ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, and other ways our world and our lives are dictated by these patterns is shown in all its glory. This is just one of an immense diversity of exhibits that this museum has focused on over the last 125 years!
The MSI has been a Chicago landmark since its construction for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Back then, it was known as the Palace of Fine Arts (also known as the Fine Arts Building), and it exhibited some of the most extraordinary artwork in the country. In fact, Loredo Taft, the great sculptor of the exhibition, and his famous “White Rabbits”, were so enamored of the building that when the Exhibition ended in the fall of 1893, they pushed hard for its preservation.
Over the years, the MSI has been the Columbian Museum (housing the great collection of art and scientific wonders from the 1893 Fair), a museum of natural history (which eventually became the Field Museum, not far away at Museum Campus), and a sculpture museum and trade school (for Taft, who pushed so hard for the building’s’ preservation). By Chicago’s “Century of Progress” World’s Fair in 1933, it had become the eclectic museum we know it to be today. It exhibits scientific wonders like spaceships and cyclone simulators, artistic endeavors, like the incredible Pixar exhibit and the first Japanese rock garden in the USA, and industrial history and wonders, like their U-Boat and technology of the 1890’s exhibit. It’s an incredible place, and definitely worthy of a visit. Happy Tuesday! #chicagojpg #eyeinthechi #chicity_shots #artofchi #agameoftones #streetlife_award #justgoshoot #wu_chicago #igchicago #ig_brilliant #insta_chicago #igerschicago #worldunion #from_your_perspective #your_worldcaptures #urbanexploremag #earthpix #goxplr #likechicago #chicagoshot #chiarchitecture #9vaga_urban9 #ig_chicagoland #affair_weekly #msi #choosechicago #natgeo #metro_affair #symmetry #chitownlife