A little while ago I went to the Art Institute. I hate going to the Art Institute on their free day because it's way too crowded, but I'm way too cheap to pay for museums. As luck would have it, a woman in my French class works there and was able to get me in for free on a normal day and give me a guided tour of an exhibit she put together.
I'm usually pretty critical of art museums, but I really like the Art Institute and I've been there a lot. During this particular trip, I went to the modern wing, the exhibit they had on French artwork and I ate lunch at Terzo Piano.
Terzo Piano was really quite good. Interesting atmosphere, nice view and, most importantly, good food.
My favorite part was the exhibit on renaissance French artwork. I knew what all of it was supposed to be and there was obvious artistic skill on display - that's really all I want out of an art exhibit. The exhibit is over now and I'm definitely glad I didn't miss it.