Must-See Attractions in Chicago
World-class collections abound, but the up-and-coming are here, too.
Art Institute of Chicago The Modern Wing opened in 2009 to showcase 20th- and 21st-century. Older galleries have been renovated, making it easier to see the collections, which span 5,000 years and include some of the world's major works of art, including American Gothic. Free admission first and second Wednesdays. Pictured. artinstituteofchicago.org
Museum of Contemporary Art An edgy, fun venue offering free admission Tuesdays and jazz concerts during the summer. mcachicago.org
National Museum of Mexican Art A collection of more than 6,000 objects, including textiles, folk art, photography, paintings and sculptures, tells the Hispanic story. Free admission. nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
Indie art galleries Featuring a wide range of art styles and media in different neighborhoods. You'll find a lot along North Michigan Avenue in River North. chicagogallerynews.com