Art is an important thing in Chicago. Between music, dancing, fine arts, musical theatre, and art galleries, there are so many different art forms for you to absorb and learn while you are in Chicago. You may know of the many amazing murals in Chicago, but there are many beautiful art galleries that you need to check out as well. Here is a list of some must-see art galleries in different Chicago neighborhoods.
The Renaissance Society – Hyde Park
5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
The Renaissance Society is a kunsthalle-style museum that presents about 4 exhibits a year from international artists. It focuses on contemporary art and is located at the University of Chicago.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture – Logan Square
3015 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture is dedicated to interpreting and teaching the arts and culture of Puerto Rican people. It has featured artwork from Osvaldo Budet, Elizam Escobar, Antonio Martorell, Ramon Frade Leon, and Lizette Cruz.
Prospectus Art Gallery – Pilsen
1210 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
If you like to support local Chicago artists, then you need to go to the Prospectus Art Gallery. The gallery features famous Chicago artists and up-and-coming artists as well.
Jackson Junge Gallery – Wicker Park
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Jackson Junge Gallery was established by artist Jackson Junge as a way to exhibiting art from established and emerging artists. The gallery features a wide range of mediums of contemporary art and hand-made crafts.
DePaul Art Museum – Old Town
935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
You can find the DePaul Art Museum at DePaul University’s campus. The museum is open to the public and displays 4-9 exhibits each year the represent in international modern and contemporary art.