What is it? There are more than 300,000 artworks housed inside the Art Institiute, one of the city’s – and, indeed, the country’s best-known cultural institutions.
Why go? You can finally come face to face with one of the world’s most iconic paintings like Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (as seen in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Grant Wood's American Gothic. Once you’ve done that, try exploring the expansive collection of contemporary works in the museum’s Modern Wing. Its current exhibition Fantastic Landscapes: Hokusai and Hiroshige collects fantastical landscapes by the legendary Japanese printmakers.