My second day, I set off for downtown on the El, to go visit the Art Institute. Apart from visiting
The special exhibit was about a transformative year for Matisse (1816-1817), and was packed, but interesting. They also had a great exhibit of local printmakers educated at SAIC. I spent all day there, which is easy to do at the Art Institute. They really do have a tremendous collection. There were things I recalled from visiting in my teens, like the Georgia O'Keefe paintings, and the miniatures, which I had forgotten until I saw them again. I had to skip some of their collection as there are so many hours in a day.
I walked around a little bit, but then got back on the El, to get back to Evanston and meet Lady Redjeep for dinner and movie.
I like the concept of the elevated 'subway', even if it is loud. It gives you a really unique view of the city, without interfering too much with traffic.
*Yes, that is a verb. I say so.