Museums in Chicago are top of the line, no matter which subject you want to explore. If you have a soft spot for art, the most populous city of Illinois won’t leave you disappointed because it’s home to many amazing art museums, including these three.
Art Institute of Chicago
Located in the very heart of Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago isn’t just one of the oldest and largest art museums in this city, but the entire world. Its collection features whopping 300,000 works of art divided into over 30 special exhibitions and you’ll need hours, if not even days, to explore them.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in downtown Chicago, this is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues with a pretty specific subject matter. Its collection mostly consists of post-World War II paintings, sculptures, and other works, with individually curated exhibitions that feature both permanent pieces and temporary loans.
Smart Museum of Art
This museum is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, and its collection of over 15,000 objects mostly covers contemporary art. You can check it out even if you’re visiting Chicago on a budget because the museum is open to the general public, free of charge.