Art Galleries in Chicago

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Art Galleries in Chicago

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  • kkmckendree
    Battle Creek, MI154 contributions
    A nice stop that's free and you can wonder around and look at the beautiful architecture of this building. The pictures don't do it justice!
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Barbara NYC
    New York City, NY5 contributions
    Wrightwood 659 has four floors of beautifully designed exhibition spaces. Contemporary art shines in the warm, spacious galleries. I used the handsome staircases, which offered birds eye views of the next art I was about to see. Not too big and not too small, Wrightwood 659 is perfect for an afternoon of art appreciation.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,542 contributions
    My wife and I have browsed the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago on previous occasions. But after seeing the display of the Thorne collection at the Phoenix Art Museum during our recent two-week vacation in Arizona, we decided to make another visit to larger Thorne collection in Chicago. It is an exhibit unlike any other, a child's dream. Thorne Miniature Rooms are a set of about 100 miniature models of rooms created between 1932 and 1940 under the direction of Narcissa Niblack Thorne, who was born in 1882 in Vincennes, Indiana. As a child, she began to collect miniature furniture and household accessories. Her uncle, a U.S. Navy vice admiral, sent her many antique dollhouse miniatures from around the world. When she was 19, she married Montgomery Ward department store heir James Ward Thorne, whose fortune helped to finance her hobby. Ninety-nine of the rooms are still believed to be in existence. The majority of them, a total of 68, are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 South Michigan Avenue. We saw 20 of them at the Phoenix Art Museum. The Art Institute's rooms document European and American interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and the 17th century to the 1930s, respectively. Constructed on a 1:12 scale, the rooms are largely made of the same materials as full-sized rooms and some even include original works of art, including paintings and sculpture, silver bowls and crystal chandeliers. They are among the most popular attractions at the Art Institute with an authentic appearance and attention to detail that boggles the mind.
    Written 20 November 2019
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    Intuit is a museum dedicated to presenting self-taught art, the work of artists outside of the mainstream art. I loved it! While I visited, they presented Jerry’s Map by Jerry Gretzinger and "Surrender to Survival" by Justin Duerr. It is a wonderful place to get familiar with unique artists. They also have a small shop carrying cool artsy items - a great place for buying gifts.
    Written 1 October 2019
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  • Rolf A
    Chicago, IL460 contributions
    Though it's many miles from downtown Chicago, this node of culture is well worth a visit for fine arts exhibits but also for its film programming that often accompanies a current exhibition.
    Written 17 March 2019
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  • c4pl
    Toronto, Canada218 contributions
    We had heard the story of how the old bank was sold for a dollar and was being converted into an art exhibition. So out we went. It is still 'a work in progress' but the history is worth the visit.
    Staff were GREAT! Knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating.
    Written 15 December 2015
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  • Stephanie C
    Mundelein, IL1,324 contributions
    The Arts Club

    We were invited for a sponsor appreciation night, and were excited because we had never been here before. It’s a wonderful place to come see art exhibits, and have a drink or eat in the restaurant. The apps they passed during the cocktail reception were delicious! Very classy and elegant location, if you are lucky enough to be invited by a member.
    Written 19 August 2018
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    When I visited, Carl Hammer Gallery displayed "Celebrating Our 40th Year" exhibition. I loved the diverse art work. I recommend visiting and checking out the various art pieces.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • David M
    Dayton, OH26 contributions
    Extraordinary collection and exhibits of nature prints for sale, mostly of John Audubon, but also of others. A must-visit in-person kind of place.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • Yessita Oppugno
    Chicago, IL77 contributions
    A good place to explore artworks from all over the world. They have interesting exhibitions and events to meet the artists and discuss their work. It’s a very good choice to know the beautiful buildings of the University of Chicago while also seeing hidden jewels of art.
    Written 15 February 2019
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  • kmz88
    Chicago, IL362 contributions
    It is a nice small museum. It has a 2 halls with modern art displays for artists with Ukrainian heritage. I particularly liked the "kinetic" sculptures. I think it's free, but a donation/ticket of $5 per person is expected. Worth it.
    Written 12 September 2021
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,542 contributions
    Wicker Park, by any standard, is one of the fastest rising and most enterprising of Chicago's neighborhoods. And the central hub of Wicker Park is the Flat Iron Arts Building. Located at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue, at the busy intersection of Milwaukee, North Avenue and Damen Avenue, it was built in 1918 as an office building but was converted in the late 1960s to an all artist studio building, an artists colony that features visual art, musicians of all disciplines, tattoo shops, costume design, film-makers and other genres of art. It also is host to arts festivals, performances and open studio events. With its distinctive white and black terra cotta surface, it is the dominant feature of Wicker Park's main crossroads. And its rooftop deck offers visitors a splendid view of Chicago's skyline. If that isn't enough, every first Friday of the month artists open their studio doors to the pubic and the building is transformed into one big party scene.
    Written 7 October 2020
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  • Rolf A
    Chicago, IL460 contributions
    This show was a superb opportunity to see how van Gogh saw the same room three times in three pictures from three widely dispersed museums in one place. This type of multiple viewing in one place is usually restricted to art books or Pinterest. To see the real things is a superb treat.
    Written 14 August 2016
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  • Michele L
    3 contributions
    This gallery is filled with beautiful artifacts. presented in carefully thought-out displays. The gallery features four floors of artifacts with a mix of primitive artifacts and more contemporary, high-end, home furnishings. It's worth the trip to see the buddah room on the second floor. As you move through the gallery, the lighting, music, and even fragrance changes seamlessly to suit the displays. The staff members are helpful and welcoming. We went on a not-so-busy Saturday afternoon. We found many items of interest and the salespeople were quick to offer us additional information, even emailing some articles to me about some of the pieces that interested me.

    I did not find much I thought was overpriced -- but I was interested in some of the larger primitive artifacts that are simply not available anywhere else, no matter what the price.

    If you have to opportunity, I'd certainly recommend visiting just to soak up the beauty. If you are a serious collector - this is a great place to check regularly.
    Written 21 January 2018
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  • arjunajb
    Greater Noida, India369 contributions
    Our family youngsters indulging in pursuing artistic hobbies and ceramics is one of many..so we were escorted to this Centre for a visit and it was most gratifying to see children as young as 3 years attending summer workshops..such creative pursuits shall assist in all round personality development
    Written 6 July 2018
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