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Chicago Art Exploration

20 May

Hey art enthusiasts, here’s some real groovy art spots to visit while on your Chicago travels…

Museum of Contemporary Art

 The Museum of Contemporary Art is conveniently located right by The John Hancock Observatory at 220 E. Chicago Ave. & it is free every Tuesday.  This museum always seems to offer intriguing temporary exhibits, and the wonderful exterior of the place is worth the trip.

Art Institute of Chicago

Yes, this is one great art museum.  The infamous Art Institute of Chicago is the real deal.  In fact, it boasts one of only two copies of Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom,” as well as a perpetual lineup of stellar exhibits.  They have famous pieces from Monet, Picasso, Seurat, and Van Gogh. They also have architectural fragments from Frank Lloyd Wright and many others.  Also, check out the must-see Modern Wing.

Mexican Fine Arts Center

Viva la dibiju!  The Mexican Fine Arts Center is not to be dismissed.  Located on Damen & Cermak in the Pilsen neighborhood, this museum celebrates one of Chicago’s most prominent cultures…check out the distinctive colors & designs that bring Mexico’s unique style to life in various paintings, sculptures and more.

The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art

This place is $5 to get in but really has an original display of art to check out.  Intuit Chicago is a smaller place more properly categorized as a gallery, but worth checking out nonetheless.  They even display some really cool mugshots from the 1920s….756 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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