Thursday, August 8, 2013

Progressive Art Tour

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 Top: H&M
Skirt (similar): Modcloth
Shoes: Payless

So last night I went with the Cleveland Emerging Museum Professionals group to take a tour of Progressive and their art collection. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect because I just think of Progressive as just car insurance and Flo commericals. The tour was given by their art education manager, and he explained how each of the pieces were meant to make the employees think, and some pieces were more controversial than others. 

Two pieces really stood out to me. One was a wall of painted china, and each set of china represented a word and it was up to you to figure out what it meant. The pieces meant "Grinding one's teeth does not fill one's belly", meaning that if you have a good idea, don't dwell on it but take action. The second piece that really stood out was this wall that had four shoes in it and each shoe was covered in a cow's bladder window. The artist is Columbian and she made this piece to represent girls who are abducted in Columbia every day and their shoes which are found often in the streets. I know that's a really dark piece but it was just shocking and interesting that it was in an insurance office.

There were lots of fun pieces too, there were giant letters spelling "Integrity" and the employees were allowed to use sharpies and write on the letters what the word means to them. There are other giant word installments throughout the buildings, but we only were shown that one. There was also a pair of peacocks made from hair barrettes and fake nails, it was amazing. I wish I could have taken pictures, but we were told that it wasn't the best idea.

As a last little note, I am in love with this sailboat skirt! I just got it from Modcloth during their 50% off sale. I'm not sure if it's still going on but I love their semi-annual sales!

I linked up with the Passion for Fashion link over on Rachel the Hat's blog, check it out!


  1. Wow! That skirt is so cool :)

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  2. Love the skirt! I know what you mean about the art collection. I was shocked when I first stepped into Progressive and saw all of the art. I think its neat how they want to continue to inspire us with the art which helps us think out of the box. Sounds like a fun day!

    1. Yeah I thought that was really cool, you get to work in such a fun place!

  3. That skirt is adorable! And yay art! That museum sounds really interesting :)

  4. that skirt is AMAZING. love the print!

  5. Aw this is such a pretty outfit, love the sailboat skirt!

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  6. Your skirt is amazing! You look lovely :) xx

  7. I LOVE your outfit! SUCH a cute skirt. I am seriously a ModCloth addict. Like, if there were an AA for ModCloth-addicts, I would have to hit that up. lol

    Really cool thoughts and descriptions of your art tour. Sounds like a neat and thought-provoking experience.

    Stopping by from Rachel the Hat's link up

    1. I would need an Modcloth AA as well!

  8. That skirt is sooooo cute! The shoes I'm wearing in today's outfit post were from the ModCloth 50% off sale too! ;)

    Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

  9. love modcloth, love this skirt.. you are seriously adorable!thanks so much for joining up with passion for fashion again, hope you'll join us again tomorrow! xx

  10. Love that skirt! You make me want to pay their horrific custom charges for the UK! Lovely outfit!
    Donna xx


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