Learn & Explore: the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA - January 2, 2009: Art Institute of Chicago at Christmas time. The two bronze lions which guard the entrance are decorated with wreaths with large red bows. Tourists are bustling about on a cold winter day.

Just ten minutes from Catalyst is a museum that dates back to 1879: the Art Institute of Chicago. The AIC has been in its current location since 1893 and offers visitors a glimpse of art from all over the world. Two bronze lions flank the entrance on Michigan Avenue, so you can’t miss it. These pieces […]

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Local Adventures: Chicago Street Art

A graffiti artist kneels on the sidewalk between a freshly painted mural and multi tiered scaffolding. Downtown street art

Catalyst Chicago is located in the heart of a vibrant art community, but visiting every museum tends to get expensive. Well, enjoying local art and culture in Chicago doesn’t always have to cost a pretty penny. The city is full of exceptional art that’s free to view! That’s right, Chicago street art is a great […]

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