Chicago is full of art; everywhere you look the city is bursting with creativity. From the Art Institute of Chicago to the great architecture of the city, it is hard to walk down the street without taking notice. I can remember being a young girl coming in from the suburbs and being amazed by the art all around the city. And that amazement never fades away, after living in the city for about two years now I still walk outside and the beauty of the city takes my breath away.
For those wanting to see more Chicago art but stuck on a budget, check out the Museum of Contemporary Art. This museum is free on Tuesdays but $12 dollars every other day. Currently, the museum is featuring a ‘rewind’ of modern art, displaying pieces that have been on display in the past yet again. A collaboration of art both old and new is certainly something to see.
Also, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, located on Columbia College’s campus, is free to the public. For those like me interested in photography, it’s a great place to check out some interesting work from all over. Current exhibitions include Sarah Pickering’s Incident Control and Beate Geissler/Oliver Sann’s Real Estate. What I love most about this museum is that the original and thought provoking photography.
Keep an eye out as you walk around, this city is rich in art and culture, and something new can be found around every corner.
– Jaclyn Howard