Hello, and welcome to Chicago. Right now, it's the opposite of January, but don't let the heat wave deter you. This is a great time to visit.
What a pretty dress, is that seersucker? Oh, I love your espadrilles!
So, where are you staying, the Palmer House? Why, that's right downtown. You can get anywhere from there. If you like, you can catch a cab right outside.
You'd rather walk? Yes, this is a great walking city. Just a suggestion on a hot day like today--do bring along some water. You can pick up a bottle at Walgreens or CVS. There's one just around the corner.
You need sunglasses and sunscreen? You can find them there, too.
Too hot to venture out too far? There's a world-class museum just a couple of blocks away--the Art Institute of Chicago.
It's known for the French Impressionist collection, but there's also the Thorne Miniature Rooms, Chagall's America Windows, outstanding prints and drawings, photography, Chinese jades, Japanese prints, Aftrican art, American art, and more.
Grant Wood's American Gothic is there, and Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.
In the Modern Wing, you can find Joseph Cornell's boxes. There's a sculpture of a tree by Charles Ray called "Hinoki." You can also find Picasso, Dali, Matta, and a gallery full of Gerhard Richter's work, a series called "Ice." How cool is that?
There's special exhibits going on now, too. You really must go see "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity." If you like photography, be sure to check out Abelardo Morrell: the Universe Next Door.
Lunch? No need to go outside if you're looking for refreshment. There's a number of choices right in the Museum.
Want to know more? Check out their website for more information.
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