There is a wide variety of visual arts organizations in and near the South Loop. Some, like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, are large and well known, whereas others can be considered hidden gems. In addition to welcoming people for general visits, many of these organizations offer special exhibits, events, activities and other programming throughout the year.
We share as many options as we can via our seasonally-focused Things to Do pages, the South Loop Chronicles, Facebook, and Twitter, but we can’t possibly capture them all. To help you identify what is happening throughout the year at each of these arts organizations, the links below will take you to their respective Events/Calendar pages (if they have them). From there, of course, you can access other pages to learn more. If you have a special interest in any of these arts organizations, we encourage you to sign up for their email lists and/or follow them on social media (if possible).
If we have missed any visual arts organizations in or near the South Loop that you think should be included on this page, please contact us.