Saturday, April 21, 2012

No restrooms for the wicked

This weekend, the spouse, daughter, and I went to The Happy Show at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, which runs through August 12.

And while the artist, Stefan Sagmeister, claims the exhibit will not make you happier (click on the photo to enlarge it)...

all three of us left the Show feeling much happier.

How can you not love a show where the artist turns a "fire extinguisher" into an "ire extinguisher"? (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

Even the bathrooms -- which bore the caption "NO Restrooms for THE WICKED" -- made us happy...

(Note: there must be a lot of wicked people going to the ICA, because we were the only ones to use the bathrooms.)

So if you happen to be going to Philadelphia, or you live in or near the City of Brotherly Love (and the Phillies and the Flyers), and you are feeling blue, go to The Happy Show. Even if it doesn't cheer you up, you won't be any poorer for the experience. The ICA is free.

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