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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 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
"De vuelta: Works by Chicago Imagist Errol Ortiz"
The National Museum of Mexican Art presents the first solo museum exhibition of the work of Chicago-native (and School of the Art Institute student)...
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...
“A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s”
Best known for her work as the "topless cellist" Juilliard-trained, avant-garde performer Charlotte Moorman collaborated with composer John Cage...