Since being converted to the Chicago Cultural Center in 1991 (it used to be the home of the Chicago Public Library), this city-block-wide institution now hosts free art exhibits, featuring works by local creators and international talent. Visitors can also admire the world's largest Tiffany glass dome or attend a free concert in the building's Preston Bradley Hall.
While seeing great art can sometimes require paying a considerable price for a ticket, some of Chicago's best museums and art galleries don't charge admission. Whether you prefer contemporary art or works from throughout history, these institutions display sculptures, paintings and installations gratis. From a photography museum in the Loop to a contemporary gallery in Hyde Park, you can see art from all across the world without having to purchase a ticket at these free art museums and galleries.