Chicago is home to many museums and they often rank among the world’s best. If you enjoy looking at art, there are several museums in the city that showcase incredible pieces made from a variety of mediums:
National Museum of Mexican Art
Located in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community, this 48,000 square foot museum features a ten thousand piece permanent collection. Items on display include photographs, textiles, paintings, and drawings.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Situated one block east of the historic Water Tower is the Museum of Contemporary Art. For generations, it has been one of the world’s largest art museums, and according to its website, its mission is to exhibit new and experimental work in all medias. The museum’s collection includes sculptures, prints, and Thai bronze statues.
Art Institute of Chicago
Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes 1.5 million visitors every year. Located just one block from Lake Michigan, it’s comprised of eight buildings and spans nearly one million square feet. The museum’s collection contains approximately 300,000 works of art that range from ancient art to works created by the most popular artists in the world today. As you explore, you will see mosaics, armor, stained glass windows, European paintings, Chinese textiles, and so much more.
DePaul Art Museum
The DePaul Art Museum opened its doors in 1898. It sits on DePaul’s University’s Lincoln Park campus, and its website states that it serves as a focal point for teaching and discussion through visual arts and material culture. The museum’s permanent collection includes Eastern European graphic arts, Latin American photography, and traditional West African objects.Back to all posts