Penguins bond over day out at the Chicago Museum of Modern Art

Izzy and Darwin bonded over their shared love of art, long walks on the beach – and the fact they were the only two Magellanic Penguins found in the Chicago Museum of Contemporary art.

Chicago’s MCA played host to penguin partners Izzy and Darwin who had a special preview of the exhibition Just Connect. Waddling through paintings and photographs of Ellen Berkenblit, Andreas Gursky, Paul Heyer, Kerry James Marshall – the penguins appeared appreciative for their grand day out from their usual habitat – the Shedd Aquarium.

As Magellanic penguins, they naturally bond in breeding pairs as partners for life. This habit caught the imagination of museum curators who invited the penguins for a private tour.

Chief curator Michael Darling noted that a “vivid floor-to-ceiling mural by Ad Minoliti” was a particular hit with the pair of art appreciating birds. This could possibly be because they recognised something of themselves in the vintage logos and retro “penguin book” covers from the 1970s, used in the work.

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