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The Best Museums and Galleries in Chicago

The Best Museums and Galleries in Chicago

Here’s a closer look at this city’s most impressive art collections and exhibits

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Clocking in at one million square feet, the Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the country, following the Metropolitan. Book a tour through the museum for a guided walk through the collection, or download the museum’s app for 50 personalized tours.

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

MCA Museum
220 East Chicago Avenue
The Museum of Contempary Art downtown is one of the largest contemporary art venues in the world. Bonus: It’s also the only U.S. stop on the international tour of “David Bowie Is,” a retrospective of the performer’s career organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Through January 4.

Rhona Hoffman Gallery
118 North Peoria Street
Representing both established and aspiring artists, the Rhona Hoffman Gallery specializes in socio-political art that makes a statement.

Richard Gray Gallery
875 North Michigan Avenue
The Richard Gray Gallery specializes in both modern and contemporary art, and represents artists like David Hockney and Rashid Johnson with a collector-oriented focus.