The best Chicago art museums
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
Situated on the Northwestern University campus, this museum’s permanent collection boasts 4,000-plus works
DePaul Art Museum
Hop off the Red or Brown Line at Fullerton and take in an eclectic exhibit at the DePaul Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art
The MCA houses one of the largest collections of modern art in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits
Museum of Contemporary Photography
See a brilliant mix of archival and new photos at Columbia College's picture-perfect museum
Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago's fine art museum hosts a mixture of contemporary pieces and antiquities from its collection
Top art exhibits in Chicago
Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance throws a party in a nondescript downtown alley with the help of local artists and DJs. This monthly interactive exhibit...
See photographs taken with the Liminal Camera, a massive portable camera fashioned from a shipping container, at this new DePaul Art Museum exhibition. The...
"North Korean Perspectives"
North Korea is one of the world's most reclusive nations, a place where the flow of information is strictly controlled by the government. Because of this,...
"Chicago Works: Faheem Majeed"
The MCA's local series continues as South Shore artist Faheem Majeed presents his first solo museum exhibition, breathing new life into discarded objects...
The best science and history museums in Chicago
Chicago History Museum
Cull through thousands of archived photographs and curi and take in several permanent and temporary exhibits
Museum of Science and Industry
If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
From prairie and river ecosystems to the biology of Ice Age–mammals, the focus at this Lincoln Park museum is vast and varied