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Flanked by iconic bronze lions, this encyclopedic institution owns more than 300,000 artworks and artifacts from all over the world
Situated on the Northwestern University campus, this museum’s permanent collection boasts 4,000-plus works
Hop off the Red or Brown Line at Fullerton and take in an eclectic exhibit at the DePaul Art Museum
The MCA houses one of the largest collections of modern art in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits
See a brilliant mix of archival and new photos at Columbia College's picture-perfect museum
The University of Chicago's fine art museum hosts a mixture of contemporary pieces and antiquities from its collection
Vertical Gallery celebrates six years of exhibiting urban-contemporary art with a special group show, featuring work by artists who have played a major role...
Local singer-songwriter Haley Fohr (best known as the voice of Circuit des Yeux) is responsible for the eight-hour composition that accompanies this...
Five nights a week, a 25-story-tall video installation takes over the side of the Merchandise Mart, filling the building's historic facade with...
Best known for her photos of dolls and miniature objects (as well as for being the mother of Girls creator and star Lena Dunham), New York artist...
Take a virtual-reality trip through time and space or enjoy the stars at this lakefront planetarium
This massive natural history museum still packs ’em in with more than 30 permanent exhibitions covering 300,000 square feet
Cull through thousands of archived photographs and curi and take in several permanent and temporary exhibits
This 75-year-old institution houses enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and snakes of the Amazon
If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket
From prairie and river ecosystems to the biology of Ice Age–mammals, the focus at this Lincoln Park museum is vast and varied