List of museums and cultural institutions in Chicago

List of museums and cultural institutions in Chicago

Chicago has many cultural institutions and museums, large and small.


Art museums

* Art Institute of Chicago
* Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University)
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* Chicago Cultural Center
* DePaul University Art Museum
* Elmhurst Art Museum
* Loyola University Museum of Art
* Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
* Museum of Contemporary Art
* Museum of Contemporary Photography
* Museum of Holography
* National Museum of Mexican Art
* National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
* David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago)
* The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
* Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Children's museums

* Bronzeville Children's Museum
* Chicago Children's Museum
* The Lake County Discovery Museum
* The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
* Swedish American Museum and Children's Museum of Immigration

Cultural and historical museums

* Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
* Chicago History Museum
* Clarke House Museum
* Copernicus Foundation
* DuSable Museum of African American History
* Evanston Historical Society/Charles Gates Dawes House
*Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
*Frank Lloyd Wright Frederick C. Robie House
*Glessner House Museum
*Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center
*Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois
*Irish American Heritage Center
*Jane Addams Hull House Center for Arts and Culture
*Lithuanian Museum of Art
*Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
*The Museum of Broadcast Communications
*Oriental Institute Museum
*The Peace Museum
*Polish Highlander's Alliance of North America
*Polish Museum of America
*Spertus Museum
*Swedish American Museum Center
*Ukrainian National Museum

Natural history and science museums

*Adler Planetarium
*Brookfield Zoo
*Chicago Botanic Garden
*Field Museum of Natural History
*Garfield Park Conservatory
*International Museum of Surgical Science
*Lincoln Park Conservatory
*Lincoln Park Zoo
*Museum of Science and Industry
*John G. Shedd Aquarium

Not-for-profit and university galleries

*David Adler Cultural Center
*American Academy of Art
*Anchor Graphics @ Columbia College
*The Art Center Highland Park
*Arts and Business Council of Chicago
*The Arts Club of Chicago
*Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery
*Betty Rymer Gallery (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
*Beverly Art Center
*Brickton Art Center
*Chicago Architecture Foundation
*Chicago Art Deco Society
*Chicago Public Art Group
*The Chicago Women's Caucus for Art (CWCA)
*City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower
*Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
*Columbia College Chicago Glass Curtain Gallery
*Columbia College Chicago Hokin Gallery and Annex
*Copernicus Foundation
*Cuneo Museum
*DePaul University Art Museum
*Dittmar Memorial Gallery (Northwestern University)
*DuPage Art League School and Gallery
*Evanston Art Center
*Gallery 2 and Project Space (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
*Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago
*Goethe Institute
*Hinsdale Center for the Arts
*Hyde Park Art Center
*Illinois Institute of Technology, art@IIT Gallery
*Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery
*Instituto Cervantes
*Lill Street Art Center
*Lill Street Learning Center
*Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
*Loyola University's Crown Center Gallery
*Loyola University Museum of Art
*John David Mooney Foundation International Currents Gallery
*Navy Pier Walk
*Newberry Library
*Northern Illinois University Art Gallery/Chicago
*North Lakeside Cultural Center
*Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery
*Northwest Cultural Council
*Noyes Cultural Art Center Gallery
*Oak Park Area Arts Council
*Oak Park Art League
*O'Connor Gallery of Art (Dominican University)
*Old Town Art Center
*Palatine/Inverness Arts Council
*The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
*Park West Ceramics
*The Poetry Center of Chicago
*Pritzker Military Library
*The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
*Riverside Arts Center
*Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
*Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park
*Skokie Public Library Gallery
*Society for the Arts
*South Side Community Art Center
*South Shore Cultural Center
*SXU Gallery (Saint Xavier University)

Festivals and fairs

*Around the Coyote
*Art Chicago
*Bridge Art Fair
*Celtic Festival Chicago
*Chicago Artists' Month
*Chicago Blues Festival
*Chicago Country Music Festival
*Chicago Gospel Festival
*Chicago Humanities Festival
*Chicago International Film Festival
*Chicago Jazz Festival
*57th Street Art Fair
*The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art
*International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art (SOFA)
*Pier Walk
*Printers Row Book Fair
*Ravinia Festival
*The Stray Show
*Taste of Chicago
*Taste of Polonia
*Viva Chicago
*World Music Fest ChicagoChicago Urban Chiditarod []

Music, theater and performing arts

*Arie Crown Theatre
*Beacon Street Gallery and Performance Company
*Chamber Opera Chicago
*Chicago Festival Ballet
*Chicago Opera Theater
*Chicago Shakespeare Theater
*Chicago Symphony Orchestra
*Chicago Theatre
*Civic Ballet of Chicago
*Civic Opera House
*Drury Lane Theatre
*Ford Center for Performing Arts
*Goodman Theatre
*Hedwig Dances
*HotHouse The Center for International Performance and Exhibition
*Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
*LaSalle Bank Theatre (formerly the Shubert Theatre)
*Lyric Opera of Chicago
*Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois
*Old Town School of Folk Music
*Redmoon Theater
*River North Chicago
*Ruth Page Center for the Arts
*Second City Theater
*Steppenwolf Theater Company
*Symphony Center
*Woodstock Opera House


*Art Dealers Association of Chicago
*Chicago Artists' Coalition
*Chicago Artists International Program
*Chicago Dance and Music Alliance
*Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
*Chicago Percent for Art
*Chicago Public Art Program
*Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts‎
*Illinois Artisans Program
*Illinois Arts Council
*Jazz Institute of Chicago
*Lawyers for the Creative Arts
*League of Chicago Theatres
*River North Association
*Wicker Park/Bucktown Gallery Association



* "Chicago Gallery News", Vol. 22, no. 2, April–August 2007, pp. 54–57 (List of not-for-profit galleries and museums)

ee also

*Culture of Chicago
*List of museums in the United States
*Visual arts of Chicago

External links

* [ A Guide to Chicago's Museums and Their Free Admission Days]

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