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Visitors make their way down the main staircase at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.

  Bertha Palmer
When this art patron donated her definitive collection of impressionist paintings to the AIC, Chicago suddenly had its first world-class museum.
  Walt Disney
Walt DisneyGrowing up in post-Columbian Expo Chicago, this animator learned a little about grandiose displays and dreamlike kingdoms.
  Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster FullerThis quirky inventor and faculty member of the Chicago Institute of Design gave us the geodesic dome, among other things.
  Archibald Motley, Jr.
Archibald Motley, Jr.Mixing his Creole roots with the flavors of Bronzeville Chicago, this African American painter cooked up a visual gumbo Chicagoans still love.
  Lorado Taft
From his legendary South Side studios, he literally wrote the book on the History of American Sculpture - then added to it with five decades of heroic monuments.
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Art MuseumsArt Museums The Art Institute of Chicago on Michigan Avenue is a virtual wonderland of culture. As one of the world's most highly regarded museums, the Art Institute displays a collection of masterworks spanning 5,000 years. Highlights include Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, Mary Cassatt's The Child's Bath, and the oft-parodied American Gothic...
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Arts FestivalsArts Festivals Summer months in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs are a great time for local artists to get outside and show off the creations they've made over the colder months. And there are plenty of opportunities to do just that. It seems that every neighborhood, township and village across the region hosts an art festival...
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Public ArtPublic Art Only in Chicago can people find so much pleasure in being soaked with liquid squirting out of someone else's mouth. Of course, it's not really someone else's mouth, but rather video images projected from a spectacularly modern fountain in the heart of Millennium Park. Crown Fountain...
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ArtistsArtists In 1951, Jean Dubuffet presented his famous "Anti-cultural Positions" speech in Chicago, challenging the art world's status quo. Perhaps he was ahead of his time, but today many art enthusiasts are drawn to the work of non-classically trained artists - eccentrics, isolates, even the mentally disabled. One such group is Chicago's Intuit: The Center for Intuitive...
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GalleriesGalleries Like the artists themselves, individual and unique art galleries often spring up - and thrive - in all corners of Chicago. The largest concentration of upscale galleries is in the River North section between Chicago and Grand streets. The funky neighborhood galleries in the West Loop are a proving ground for up-and-coming artists...
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