Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, September 20

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Valentine's Day occurs one week from today, and since Tuesday is the free day at the Art Institute, why not take the "Loves Me, Loves Me Not" self-guided tour (PDF link) through the museum's collection, for a look at the true ingredients of romance in art: "passion, devotion, treachery, tears." Also happening at the Art Institute this week: a new exhibit opening on Saturday titled "Girodet: Romantic Rebel" featuring more than 100 works by the 18th century French painter; and a prix-fixe menu at the museum's Garden Restaurant in honor of the romantic holiday.

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