Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute, with its world-class collections of French and American art, ongoing renovations and visitor amenities galore, is a treasure in every sense of the word. And its educational programs and daily gallery walks offer inspirational insights. To top it off, the museum is equally masterful at mounting blockbuster shows of both the crowd-pleasing (Van Gogh and Gaugin) and intellect-teasing (Gerhard Richter) variety.
111 South Michigan Avenue (312)443-3600
Best of Chicago 2002