Chicago

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Chicago’s museums and cultural venues reflect the peculiar history of the city which, from the late 19th century, progressively evolved from a “materialistic” metropolis devoted primarily to commerce into one of the most lively and cosmopolitan cultural centers in the United States. Most of Chicago’s museums, cultural venues, and art schools are located in two areas, both facing the Lake Michigan: that extending, from north to south, from Lincoln Park to Millenium Park in Central Chicago and the Hyde Park neighborhood on the city’s South Side. The many cultural institutions of Chicago – including the famous Art Institute, the second largest art museum in the U.S – provide a diverse program of events of art, design, architecture, and science; including major exhibitions, and world-renowned festivals such as the new Chicago Architecture Biennial.

museums in Chicago

Field Museum of Natural History | Chicago, IL

Field Museum of Natural History | Chicago, IL

Chicago - 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
closed on: open every day except Christmas Day
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, (also known as The Field) is one of the most important science museums in the world.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chicago - 220 E Chicago Avenue
closed on: Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, also known as MCA, is a renowned institution on Chicago's Magnificent Mile focused on new and experimental art
Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago - 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
closed on: open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, on a surface of 400,000 square feet, is one of the largest science and technology museums in the world.
The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago - 111 South Michigan Avenue
closed on: Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
The Art Institute of Chicago is an art museum, the second largest in the U.S., which conserves and displays an encyclopaedic collection spanning 5,000 years

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archive of exhibitions, news, and events in Chicago

MCA Chicago announces creative design team for MCA building redesign

MCA Chicago announces creative design team for MCA building redesign

MCA Chicago unveiled the team that will reimagine the MCA's public spaces as part of a major redesign of the museum's home by Johnston Marklee architects
Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by UNStudio

Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by UNStudio

The steel and bent plywood pavilion designed by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio in 2009 for the celebrations of the centennial of the Burnham Plan of Chicago
Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Chicago – The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The Burnham Pavilion in Chicago, designed by Zaha Hadid in 2009 to celebrate Burnham's Plan, was a temporary venue made in tensile fabric
The 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial

The 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial

All about the first edition of Chicago Architecture Biennial running until 3 January, 2016, with a program summary, installation views and our custom map
Chicago | A Dance for Architecture – Holl + Lang

Chicago | A Dance for Architecture – Holl + Lang

Jessica Lang joined Steven Holl in the project Tesseracts of Time A Dance for Architecture, commissioned by Harris Theatre and Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago | BP Prize winning design for lakefront kiosk by Ultramoderne

Chicago | BP Prize winning design for lakefront kiosk by Ultramoderne

Rhode Island based firm Ultramoderne is the winner of the BP Prize for the design of a kiosk to be installed on the Lake Michigan waterfront in Chicago
George Lucas unveils his new Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas unveils his new Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas will soon be the initiator of a new spectacular museum dedicated to narrative art. The LMNA design by MAD architects has just been unveiled

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