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Best Art Galleries In Chicago

October 6, 2010 1:01 AM

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Chicago is home to many diverse and world famous art galleries and museums. Here’s a list of the best art galleries in Chicago.


The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue, one block east of Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
www.mcachicago.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago and is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues composed of thousands of objects of Post-World War II visual art. Its collection includes works by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder, contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and related media. The museum also presents dance, theater, music, and interdisciplinary arts.


The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
(312) 443-3600
www.artic.edu/aic/

The Art Institute of Chicago is located in Chicago’s Grant Park and houses fine art. Its permanent collection has one of the world’s most notable pieces of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. The museum also holds Old Master works, American art, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art.

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Intuit-The Center For Intuitive & Outsider Art

756 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-9088
www.art.org

Intuit is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on promoting public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through a program of education and exhibition. This art demonstrates little influence from the mainstream art world and includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.

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