Art Museums – Out and About Chicago
There are many cities around the world that are known for their rare and intriguing collections of artwork and paintings. Aside from such places like Philadelphia or New York City, Chicago has some of the best art museums in the country.
Museums like the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, offer beautiful exhibits and collections that help to showcase stunning artwork to the community and tourists alike.
The National Museum of Mexican Art is the only major museum in Chicago that is free to the public. They have been providing visitors free access since 1987 and have over 160,000 guests every year. The NMMA has one of the largest collections in the nation, including a permanent collection that contains roughly 7,000 objects. Founded in 1982 with a starting budget of just $900, the NMMA has become the nation’s leading and largest Mexican cultural institution.
Created in 1945, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers a wide variety of visual art including that of film, performance, sculpture, photography, and painting. Offering visitors the chance to see innovative contemporary artwork, the MCA inspires students and guests with diverse artwork. The MCA also has a bookstore, a restaurant, a library, and 300-seat theater for special performances.
Both of these art museums offer great exhibits for Chicagoans and visitors, and are certainly worth visiting.