Subject: Re: Chicago
While strolling on Michigan Avenue, one can step into the Terra Museum of American Art, at 664 N Michigan Ave. This is a wonderful and quiet place to spend a few hours. The collection is top-notch.

http://www.terramuseum.org/

The suggestion to see some of the buildings of Frank LLoyd Wright is a good one. I love the tour of the Robie House, which is now owned by the Univ. of Chicago, although it may be the Wright Preservation Trust which controls visitation. If you have a car, another must is to see his home and studio, which are in the western suburb of Oak Park. These essentially now are a museum. The studio also offers self-guided walking tours of the surrounding neighborhood, where he built many commissioned works. The walking tours are available in perhaps a dozen languages.

http://www.wrightplus.org/robiehouse/ http://www.wrightplus.org/homestudio/index.html

If you are a real architecture buff, you might want to look into the tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. These cover every period of Chicago architecture, and are spread out over several neighborhoods. I love the Loop walking and boat tours.

http://www.architecture.org/

Best regards, Joel