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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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

2500 E. Richview Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. 618-242-1236. Best known for its significant collection of late 19th/early 20th century American paintings, the Center's exhibitions also feature regional and international artists and a 90-acre sculpture park. Free.

Elmhurst Art Museum

150 South Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. 630-834-0202. Groups will see contemporary art, modern architecture, and selections from a large collection of mid-20th century prints, crafts, and paintings. Free school visits available through the "Art is for Everyone Program." Fee/Free.

Lockport Street Gallery

24028 W. Lockport St. Plainfield, Il 60544. 815-436-0370. Works from Salvador Dali to Louis Icart prints are among this gallery's collection. Groups can tour the current thematic exhibit to learn about past and contemporary Illinois artists. Free.

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.