Chicago Living - Places - Museums - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
  • African DuSable: DuSable Museum of African American History; dedicated to the history and culture of Americans of African descent
  • Art Institute: Art Institute of Chicago; major art museum displaying art from many centuries in all media; notable impressionist collection
  • Art Block: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art; visual arts for the Northwestern University community and public; notable 20th-century sculpture collection
  • Art Darcy: Loyola University Museum of Art; Loyola University Chicago's museum of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art; formerly Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art
  • Art Galleries: Directory of Art Galleries; schedules, artists, exhibits
  • Art Intuit: Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art; displays the art of outside artists (untrained or self-trained artists, eccentrics, isolates, compulsive visionaries, or the mentally disabled) which established art institutions have traditionally eschewed
  • Art Mexican: The National Museum of Mexican Art; Mexican art and culture
  • Art MCA: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; "art of our time"; contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video, film, and performance
  • Art Smart: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art; The University of Chicago; permanent collection of over 7000 objects, spanning five centuries of both Western and Eastern civilizations
  • Art Terra: Terra Museum of American Art; includes works by John Singleton Copley, James A. McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Art Ukranian Modern: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; galleries plus ongoing programs of cultural exhibitions, literary events, film screenings and music recitals
  • Art Vietnam Vet: National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum; art reflecting war experience of infantry, naval, air crew, nurses, doctors, and prisoners of war
  • ArtWorld: Online gallery for Chicago; Web site exhibits works of Chicago artists; includes directory of local artists with links to their Web sites where available
  • Astronomy Adler: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum; Chicago planetarium and museum; solar observatory and interactive astronomy exhibits
  • Bridgehouse: McCormick Tribune Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum; tells the story of the Chicago River; located inside the southwest bridge tower on the Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • Broadcast Communications: Museum of Broadcast Communications; public archive collection of over 13,000 television programs, 4,000 radio programs, 11,000 television commercials, and 4,500 newscasts
  • Charnley House: Charnley-Persky House Museum; architects Louis Henry Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright; James Charnley House on North Astor Street, built 1891-1892
  • Design Athenauem: Chicago Athenaeum; International Museum of Architecture and Design; dedicated to the Art of Design in all areas: architecture, industrial, and product design, graphics, and urban planning
  • Children's: Chicago Children's Museum; a community of play and learning; primary audience is children up through the fifth grade including their families
  • Driehaus: Richard H. Driehaus Museum; residential building from 19th-century Chicago; Gilded Age home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson; Richard H. Driehaus founded the museum on April 1, 2003
  • Freedom: dedicated freedom and the first amendment; located in the first two floors of the historic Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue
  • Glessner House: Glessner House Museum; Henry Hobson Richardson designed this house completed in 1887; decorative arts; Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements
  • Historical Society: Chicago Historical Society; presents the multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois
  • Hellenic: Hellenic Museum & Cultural Center; the Greek immigrant experience in America; culture of contemporary Greek-American; Hellenic culture through the visual, literary and performing arts
  • Hull House: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Chicago; a historic site and memorial to Jane Addams' settlement house programs; housed in two original Hull-House buildings
  • Jewish Spertus: Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies; museum presents Jewish history, religion, art and culture through its exhibitions and programs
  • Law: American Bar Association Museum of Law; presents the role of law and the legal profession in shaping the course of our nation
  • Lithuanian: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture; cultural artifacts and arts of Lithuania and Lithuanian immigrants to the United States
  • Natural History Field: Field Museum of Natural History; extensive collection of natural history in over 36,000 square meters of floor space; dioramas; notable Sue, the world's largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex; see photo
  • Nature Notebaert: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum; Chicago Academy of Sciences; helps urban dwellers connect to the natural world through scientific learning and environmental programs
  • Oriental Institute: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago; museum and research organization devoted to the study of the ancient Near East
  • Photography MOCP: Museum of Contemporary Photography; dedicated to the creation, collection, and examination of photographically related images, objects, and ideas
  • Polish: Polish Museum of America; promotes Polish history and culture, Polish and Polish American art in paintings, sculptures, drawings and lithographs
  • Pullman Porter: Asa Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum; contributions of Asa Philip Randolph who was the chief organizer and founder the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters who worked on Pullman Rail Car Company trains
  • Radio Hall of Fame: Radio Hall of Fame; recognizes and talent from today's radio and the pioneers who shaped the media; located at the Museum of Broadcast Communications
  • Robie House: Frederick C. Robie House; Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house; 1909 Prarie style house; in the Hyde Park neighborhood
  • Science & Industry: Museum of Science and Industry; wide range of science displays including submarine, coal mine, human heart
  • Sports-Italian: The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
  • Stained Glass: Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows; on the Navy Pier; a display of stained glass windows housed in a series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall
  • Surgical Science: International Museum of Surgical Science; 4,000 years of surgical history
  • Swedish-Amercan: Swedish American Museum Center; educational activity center dedicated to Swedish American history and culture
  • Ukrainian: Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago; details the heritage, culture and people of Ukraine
  • Vietnam War: Viet Nam War Museum; presents the history of the Vietnam conflict through artifacts, photographs, documents, artwork
  • Veterans Memorials: Chicago War Memorials and Military Monuments; a list of memorials provided by the city of Chicago
  • Wright Home: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio; in Oak Park
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