ArtSlant - Museums http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/show en-us 40 The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 <p>The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world's diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession's highest ethical standards and practices.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:22:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 <p>As one of the most comprehensive free arts showcases in the United States, this landmark building is the setting for hundreds of programs and exhibitions presented annually by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Through collaborative programming, admission-free exhibitions and programs covering a wide range of the performing, visual, and literary arts are presented on practically every day of the year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="border: 1px solid;" src="http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:MYnsjKkXE51mjM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Chicago_Cultural_Center_-_Grand_Staircase_and_Preston_Bradley_Hall.JPG/800px-Chicago_Cultural_Center_-_Grand_Staircase_and_Preston_Bradley_Hall.JPG" alt="" height="140" /></p> <p>Designed in the beaux-arts style by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the Chicago Cultural Center was completed in 1897 and dedicated as the city's original Chicago Public Library. Completed at a cost of nearly $2 million, this remarkable monument was inspired by the neo-classical style of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.</p> <p>Wheelchair accessible at 77 E. Randolph</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:45:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614 <p>The DePaul University Art Museum extends the institution’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns through innovative exhibitions, programs, and events that analyze the variety and depth of artistic expression. The Museum acquires, preserves and displays the University’s diverse and growing collection of works of art. Its exhibitions, programs and collections engage the wide expertise represented in the University’s community of knowledge, giving visible and accessible form to the intellectual and creative work of faculty and students through collaborative exploration of cultural production. For the DePaul community and for wider audiences the gallery serves as a laboratory for the exploration of innovative approaches to art and culture.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:26:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 <p>The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, is dedicated to the exhibition and study of reproducible art forms such as prints, photographs, film and video and to their capacity to reach and transform society.</p> <p>The Block mounts several exhibitions a year, organizes discussions, workshops and lectures with artists and scholars and screens contemporary and classic films at Block Cinema. The Museum's permanent collection includes significant historical and contemporary prints, drawings and photographs by such artists as Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, Honoré Daumier, Max Beckmann, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Kiki Smith and Sue Coe. Portions of the Block's collection are <a href="http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/collections/search.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">searchable online</a>.</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:41:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 <p>About the MCA</p> <p>One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a great view of Lake Michigan.</p> <p><strong>Mission Statement</strong> <br />The mission of the MCA is to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.</p> <p>The Museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and illuminate our visitors and to provide insight into the creative process.</p> <p>The MCA aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion about contemporary art and culture.</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:43:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 <p><strong>The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. By presenting projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the Museum strives to communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination, and creativity.</strong></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:32:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list The Oriental Institute at University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60649 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'andale mono', times; color: #4a4448; font-size: small;">The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits including the mummy and artifacts of Merasamun, an Egyptian Musician-Priestess from the temple of Amun.</span></p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:14:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 <p>Located on the campus of the University of Chicago, Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418</p> <p> </p> <p>Founded in 1915, The Society's mission is to encourage the growth and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, and events.</p> <p>The Society presents art seldom seen in the midwest, giving the public opportunities to investigate the most recent developments in contemporary art.  At the same time, the museum is equally committed to fostering the development of Chicago's own rich artistic resources.</p> <p>All programs are guided by the goal of maintaining The Society's integrity as one of the finest resources of vanguard art in the nation.</p> <p> </p> <p>Susanne Ghez</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:42:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 <p>The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago is home to acclaimed special exhibitions and a permanent collection that spans five thousand years of artistic creation. Working in close collaboration with scholars from the University, the Smart has established itself as a leading academic art museum and an engine of adventurous thinking about the visual arts and their place in society.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:52:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list