Labor day weekend we visited the Garfield Park Conservatory to see the “Niki In the Garden” exhibit, created by Niki de Saint Phalle, an inspiring sculptural artist .
The exhibit featured over 30 of her sculptures, scattered throughout the grounds. It felt like a treasure hunt, happening upon these giant pieces of art in the middle of the gardens:
It was calm, serene, and one of the 10 perfect weather days of Chicago.
Neither Robert nor I had visited the Garfield Park Conservatory before, but now that I take the Metra train to the city, I have seen the gardens from the train windows. It was worth the trip, and is another reason why we love Chicago – there are still more exciting things to discover every day. A city of surprises!
I’ve only been to the Garfield Park Conservatory once, about 3 years ago, but it is a really neat place to see! I love how they incorporate various Art forms into the surrounding garden environments… very cool and super relaxing at the same. It’s also nice not to have to fight crowds like at the other museums.
Chicago has tons of little treasures like this. I’m glad you’re exploring!