The Arts

Featured Art Museums/Exhibits

Art Institute of Chicago

With one of the oldest museum collections in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago has everything from French impressionism and Renaissance art, to modern masterpieces and contemporary artwork. 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603. Cook County. Tel: 312-443-3600. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. 312-280-2660. This museum uses the art of today to explore the creative process. Past exhibits have included photography and painting by contemporary artists, and selections from the works of Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, and other mid-20th century artists. Fee.

National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts

1852 West 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608. 312-738-1503. With 7,000 objects, the National Museum of Mexican Art’s permanent collection is one of the largest collections of Mexican art in the country, with ancient art, textiles, prints, drawing, and more on display. Free.

Smart Museum of Art

University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. 773-702-0200. Founded in 1974, the Smart is home to acclaimed special exhibitions and a permanent collection that spans five thousand years of artistic creation. Free.