Spousal Program

2016 SMRA Spousal Tour Program

Day 1 – Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Tour


9:00 am
Participants will meet at a central location on the Northwestern campus.

10:00 am
Participants will enjoy a 90 minute Chicago Architecture River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. The CAF river cruise tour is widely recognized as “the best way to see Chicago” and its legendary architecture.


12:00 pm
Guests will be treated to a fabulous three-course menu at The Lobby, one of the restaurants located within The Peninsula Hotel.

The Peninsula Hotel is located near the conference venue and hotels, thus making it easy to retreat back to your hotel for an afternoon break, or stay near the Mag Mile for further sightseeing or shopping on your own.


Day 2 – The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute

10:00 am
Participants will meet at a central location on the Northwestern campus.

11:00 am
Participants will start their visit of the museum with a Gallery tour featuring the Highlights of the Modern Wing: Modern and New Contemporary Art. The tour will end in Terzo Piano where we will enjoy a seated lunch.


12:00 pm
Lunch at Terzo Piano; Terzo Piano is located on the 3rd level of the Modern Wing and offers amazing panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.


After lunch, participants are free to enjoy more of the museum on their own, or stroll down to Millennium Park to enjoy all that it has to offer – the day will be yours!