Art Museums in Chicago

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Art Museums in Chicago

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  • Vicki M
    Cleveland, OH59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful museum. We didn’t get a chance to see the whole museum. There is so much to see. I would recommend visiting if in Chicago!
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Lisa R
    Mount Pleasant, SC64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite home and worth the visit if you love old architecture. Take the guided tour for an additional $5- it is well worth it.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • skylite0
    Canton, IL345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but colorful museum in the Pilsen area. Three different exhibits to browse and a gift shop. Admission is free. Staff very friendly.
    Written 9 October 2023
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  • Bastian
    Copenhagen, Denmark113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is not very large compared to other contemporary art museums but it makes good use of the space. You can easily see all exhibitions in a couple of hours. There is a good mix of different artistic styles on display.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • kmz88
    Plon, Germany392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a small but nice museum. The people who run it are very friendly. They are eager to tell you about the culture and history of Ukraine, which is very nice. The museum is free. They do take donations. You will see and learn a lot about Ukraine. The egg collection is beautiful!
    Written 12 September 2021
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  • Mikey
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this is a fun small museum with an interesting collection. We take all our visitors here. You need a couple hours here and it is something a bit different in the city.
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Betty
    2,879 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a small art museum on the University of Chicago campus and free admission. They do have a lot of art (shown on their website) but only a small portion is on display. We took their tour and had a very knowledgeable and friendly docent.

    It is nice place to spend an hour to relax and experience their eclectic collection of art. Do check their website because they will close some of their galleries for the next exhibit.
    Written 29 June 2018
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,513 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Peggy B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see if you are interested in architecture, interior design, miniatures or historical interiors. Sixty-plus amazingly detailed interiors representng hundreds of years of European and American architecture, furnishings, lighting, art and decor. We were blown away by the craftsmanship and detail at such a small scale. Just one example: Imagine a tiny embroidery frame with a work in progress--and a tiny needle at hand on the piece ready for work to resume.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • rebs87
    Northampton, MA64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful murals, relatively close in walking distance to each other. I only wish there were more and that they were closer together!
    Written 28 April 2023
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  • Yessita Oppugno
    Chicago, IL74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Chelsey C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This experience was 5 out of 5. We attended on a Friday afternoon and the museum was pretty empty with only a few other guests. The art was amazing and the staff were friendly and welcoming.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • CityHiker73
    near Milwaukee, WI450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We happened to be visiting a relative nearby, and this museum was recommended to us. It is on the second floor, so you do have to be alert to find it. We were greeted warmly. It is art by all veterans, though more by Viet Nam vets. Many thought-provoking drawings and photographs. Some sculptures. One area highlights work by Kurt Vonnegut, and another is inspired by Tim O'Brien's books. The O'Brien room is filled with stuff brought by soldiers.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • EGHartrum
    Ludington, MI28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If taking cool photos for your instagram feed is your thing, then this is the place for you. I’m not usually one to spring for a contemporary art experience like this, but it was interesting and held my attention for the duration of our visit. Most of the exhibits are interactive and had a digital component which was really cool. In our time in Chicago, this ticket was the second most expensive one that we purchased (right behind Shedd Aquarium) Do I think it was worth the price? Maybe. Like I said, if you love taking cool photos that you can post with your friends, you’re going to have a great time. I don’t think I would find a reason to come back here again, but for a “one and done” experience, I really can’t complain that much. You are encouraged to buy your tickets ahead of time for a certain time slot, but we were able to get in right when we got there (you can purchase tickets at the door) Staff was very friendly and the gift shop was well curated.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • M F
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum recently Re-opened in a bright, contemporary space. The collection is amazing- there is an amazing assortment of Han funerary pottery. There is an entire room dedicated to art of the Ming Dynasty- including some really cool dragons and a life size sculpture. Most of the museum is Chinese art, but there was a nice selection of Japanese art and a few beautiful Pala period steles from India. It is definitely worth a visit!
    Written 9 April 2023
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