If you are planning a trip to Chicago this Summer here are two not-to-be-missed sites!:
The Museum of Science and Industry exhibit "Smart Home: Green + Wired" conceived by Iowa native Michelle Kaufmann features a modular "green" sustainable living home.
The Jeff Koons retrospective at the Musem of Contemporary Art - be sure and take a guided tour of this exhibit also! This show is exclusive to Chicago and it is well worth a trip to see - for me it was easily the highlight of our Chicago visit.
"The major contemporary artist-provocateur Jeff Koons is one of the most well-known and intriguing artists of the 20th century. His works, with their seductive surfaces and flawless execution, transform everyday objects and fantasies into high art. The artist is working closely with the MCA to create a carefully selected survey focusing on his most iconic sculptural works. The MCA presented Koons's first American survey in 1988, before he began his often controversial series of works in porcelain. It is fitting for the MCA to revisit the career of this now-seminal figure in contemporary art and to explore his work's significance for a new generation. Many of the works to be included in the exhibition will come from the MCA's own collection with in-depth concentrations of Koons' work. Additional new paintings by Koons will also be included. Jeff Koons is developed as a unique presentation for Chicago, which will be its only venue."