Museums in West Town

Top 10 Museums in West Town (Chicago)

Museums in West Town

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  • kmz88
    Chicago, IL362 contributions
    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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  • JoEllenChannon
    Wauconda, IL16 contributions
    When you speak to the staff, they are friendly and full of helpful information. They helped me translate some notes from my great grandmother’s photos and I couldn’t be more thankful! The Paderewski room was my favorite - very well done and informative. The collection is interesting and the gift shop is great.
    Written 16 September 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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  • Cindy Lou
    New York City, NY145 contributions
    This museum does a wonderful job embracing the multicultural identities that makes up the Puerto Rican culture. Upon entry I was greeted but a friendly woman who gave suggestions on the order in which to the view the exhibits. I was pleasantly surprised to learn the museum was free (I went on a Tuesday).

    The exhibit on the first floor had tapestries of art specific to the music original to the island (bomba). It was moving. The music can be heard as soon as you enter the museum. Yes, it made me want to dance!

    I found the second floor the most interesting because the art is specific to the programs created in Puerto Rico by Puerto Rican’s to inspire and educate the people.

    I left this museum with questions I had answered while feeling inspired and proud to be of Puerto Rican heritage. I would recommend this museum to anyone who is curious to learn about the tiny island where millions of Americans are from.

    It really is a small Museum, so you may only need an hour and a half or so to see it all. Once you’re done I recommend making a right out of the museum, walking down division street to Puerto Rico town and getting some gooooos food.
    Written 8 August 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, IL7,645 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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  • ericzieg
    Chicago, IL10 contributions
    Read/Write Library features one-of-a-kind self-published books and materials -- a kind of underground history of Chicago. Also worth checking on events and classes there.
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • kolC
    Chicago, IL385 contributions
    Located in Wicker Park and Bucktown's arty community, this place holds a myriad of different items from paintings, photography, glass art, lamps, wearable art like jewelry, makeup, clothing, hats. They have hand made items, some recycled items; there's local Chicago wares as well as fair-traded stuff from Asia and India; they also have out-of-state vendors--but all work is unique. I go there often and the owner is very personable. Best off all, its affordable art, I have seen lots of stuff from $10, paintings for $30, small items from $3 unlike arts fests etc where everything is beyond reach. Thats why I liked this place even before I knew anyone here.
    I will agree not everything is worth buying but then just being there is fun, the designers keep changing items on their racks, walls and booths, its like a shop with 50 small shops inside, each different from the next. Its like a tiny shopping mall of artistic items.

    Definite must-go in Chicago.
    Written 26 May 2010
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