It is said that the best things in life are free, but in today’s world that does not happen very often. That is, however, except for a host of museums in and around Chicago. Some of the most interesting museums in the area offer free admission. Here are some of the best free museums in Chicago:
Design Museum of Chicago
Located in The Loop, the Design Museum of Chicago is dedicated to the world of design. This cultural institution inspires and educates the public through an array of design mediums. The Design Museum of Chicago has a rotating schedule of exhibits that include topics such as Setting the Stage: Objects of Chicago Theatre and Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture. The museum is open year-round and free to the public.
DePaul Art Museum
Part of the renowned DePaul University, the DePaul Art Museum is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Offering free admission throughout the year, the DePaul Art Museum delivers numerous rotating exhibits as well as a permanent collection focused on contemporary art. Upcoming exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum include Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, Remember Where You Are and Architectural Annotations.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Offered through Columbia College Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography is located on their South Loop campus. Also known as MoCP, this premier museum showcases the art of contemporary works in photography. Established in 1976, the Museum of Contemporary Photography presents work from artists from all over the world with exhibits such as Go Down Moses and Third Realm. Events and photography classes also take place regularly.