New Chicago Tours: Public Art, The Art Institute, Graceland Cemetery

0 Posted by - June 11, 2018 - Tours, WendyCity

In my preparation for some recent private tours, I’ve done some new research and route planning.  The result?  New WendyCity tours.

I’ve recently decided to make all WendyCity tours private and small group. And these new tours are indeed private and small group.

I’m not going for volume, I’m going for quality of experience!

I am pleased to offer these new WendyCity tours.  Email me if you are interested or have any questions.

Graceland Cemetery: A Walk Through Time

In this tree-filled city oasis, influential notables of Chicago such as Marshall Field, Potter & Bertha Palmer, George Pullman, and many others share the lush grounds with the architects who changed Chicago: Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Mies van der Rohe, and more. Their monuments—from simple to sublime—were designed by the famous artists of the era: Daniel Chester French, Lorado Taft, and architect Louis Sullivan.  This is a fascinating way to explore Chicago history.

Suggested Start Time:  mid-morning to mid-afternoon

Meeting Point and Tour End: Graceland Cemetery & Arboretum entrance, Visitor’s Center (4001 N Clark St) Clark & Irving Park Road

Running Time: 2.5 hours, about 1.5 miles walking. We go no matter the weather!

Chicago Art: Public Art and The Art Institute of Chicago

Whatever your interest in art, allow me to curate a 2-3 hour, masterpiece-filled walk for you.  We can focus on the highlights of the Art Institute (Impressionists, “Nighthawks,” Georgia O’Keeffe, Modern/Contemporary, American or European, ETC.), or concentrate on the city’s incredible public art (Picasso, Miro, Calder, Chagall, Millennium Park, ETC.), or combine both.

Suggested Start Time: any time of day for public art, 10:30-5:00 pm for the Art Institute

Meeting Point and Tour End: Art Institute or other agreed-upon Loop location

Running Time: 2-3 hours, perhaps 2 miles walking.  We go no matter the weather!

To arrange your private, small group Chicago tour, email Wendy at

WendyCity walking tours are $50 per person.  

Featured image: Marc Chagall’s America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago

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