Type: Art Museums, Museums
When this museum opened in its new aluminum-lined facility in 1996, it became the country's largest museum of contemporary art. Featured works go far beyond two dimensions and include such diverse media as sculpture, photography, dance, performance and music. Three large exhibition floors showcase more than 7000 objects, including pieces by Sol LeWitt, Alexander Calder, Jeff Koons and Rene Magritte. Don't miss the sculpture garden, which covers more than an acre. If you're there in the summer, check out the summer solstice celebration that includes a number of unique, art-related events. Admission is free for children under 12 throughout the year and for all Illinois residents on Tuesdays.
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Museums: "All museums end in the gift shop, but this one's worth it."
Best for Museums Because: One of the world's largest contemporary art venues, the Museum of Contemporary Art features art exhibits, theater, dance, music and film.