Visual Arts

All about visual arts in Chicago, including art galleries, photography exhibitions, and museums.

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art is the largest museum of its kind and introduces visitors to a whole new realm of art where unusual is the norm.

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center has one of the most beautiful interiors of any Chicago building. Stop by and admire the stunning architecture and maybe even see what (free!) events are going on this month

Chicago Monthly Arts Events

Chicago Monthly Arts Events

Love to get out and experience art and culture in the city? Wanna make a habit of it? Check out these monthly events that’ll get you off your butt and into some of the city’s coolest spots! First Fridays, Second Fridays, and Third Thursdays… mark your calendar!

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

What do writer David Sedaris, painter Jeff Koons, fashion designer Halston, and painter Georgia O’Keefe have in common? They are all notable alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The National Veterans Art Museum

The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, whose pieces are created by veterans, is the only museum of its kind that focuses on the devastating effects of war via an artistic medium.

Chicago Arts District & Second Fridays

Every second Friday of the month, the artists of Pilsen open their gallery doors to the public, ready to show off their latest work.

Music & the Arts in Beverly

At the Beverly Art Center and The Music Station, South siders get their fix of music, theater, art, and more.

National Museum of Mexican Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art is one of Chicago’s best, yet most under-appreciated art galleries.

The Painted Forest

Who says trees can’t be blue? Or yellow or orange? The Chicago Park District gave Lake Shore drive a splash of color with this limited-time outdoor art exhibition.

Art Institute of Chicago: The Museum

A world-class museum and art school, the Art Institute is a Chicago experience that should not be missed, holding some of city’s most treasured art.