The Best Museums and Galleries in Chicago

by Natasha Wolff | September 15, 2016 2:00 pm

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue[1]
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[2]
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[3]
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[4]
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.


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