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
"The Andy Archetype: Works from the Permanent Collection"
This collection features prints and photographs by the iconic Warhol presented alongside works of those he influenced. Famous for his use of bold colors and...
"Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty"
The Hyde Park Art Center presents a new group exhibition exploring the connection between sight and touch, the range of emotions the physical act of touching...
The Conjured Life: Surrealism from the MCA Collection
The exhibition of more than 100 surrealist paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs focuses on the act of looking through a rich collection of...
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
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