Art Galleries in Chicago

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Chicago is one city, where art can be found everywhere, from museums to public squares to street corners and art galleries. Some of these artworks date back to centuries. The art scene at the numerou (Read More)s art galleries is, however, unique and noteworthy. Art enthusiasts can surely visit the Art Galleries in Chicago instead of the museums to experience a more intimate and offbeat tour of Chicago’s art scenes. These galleries feature all kinds of art from contemporary to traditional, from glass art to sculptures and fine visual arts.

Here is the list of 14 Art Galleries in Chicago

1. Corbett Vs Dempsey

Corbett Vs Dempsey
5.0 /5

Founded in 2004, this gallery gets its name from its founders, John Corbett and Jim Dempsey. This gallery's aura reflects their taste in film and music alongside their interest in abstraction, historical and contemporary art. Corbett vs Dempsey's mission is to dig up undiscovered and raw talent to feature their expressions via their artworks. They also intensively explore well-known artists to represent significant historical figures including Christina Ramberg, Dominick Di Meo, Ed Flood, Phillip Hanson, Barbara Rossi, and Karl Wirsum. The grand size of art pieces and the massive rooms make for a fantastic experience. The exquisite collection and tasteful live music, ranging from jazz to improvised music, make this gallery a favourite in terms of the overall experience.

Location : 2156 W. Fulton St., Chicago IL 60612

Art District : North Side / Bucktown / Wicker Park

Timings : Sunday-Saturday- 12:00

Wheelchair accessibility : Yes

Specialization : Modern art and uncommon objects: Contemporary, 20th-century, Midwestern paintings, prints and other media.

2. Kavi Gupta Gallery

Kavi Gupta Gallery
5.0 /5

Established in 2002, Kavi Gupta Art Gallery focusses on presenting works of international mid-career and emerging artists who have a record with museums in solo shows and biennales, and whose works have been published in important institutional and public collections. Kavi Gupta Art Gallery is divided into two main spaces; including the original gallery and a newly built 8,000 sq. ft exhibition space. To accommodate a growing program of original publications, the gallery was expanded into a bigger space to focus on art texts, artist editions, and monographs. The gallery has won the Best Show Nationally from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) three times and is highly appreciated in the art circle.

Timings : Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Location : 835 W Washington Blvd, 219 N Elizabeth St, Chicago, IL 60607

Art District : West Loop

Wheelchair accessibility : Yes

Specialization : modern sculpture, paintings and photography

Current events : Deborah Kass- Painting and sculpture (October 9, 2020- February 28,2021), Roger Brown Estate, Hyperframe (Open till December 21, 2020)

3. Richard Gary Gallery

Richard Gary Gallery
5.0 /5

Richard Gary Gallery was established back in 1963 and was named after its late founder, local art dealer Richard Gray, who is best known for his role in helping the Field Museum secure Sue the T. rex. After its inception, this gallery became one of Chicago’s most notable art galleries that hosted rotating exhibitions by artists, who were into art with paint and sculptures. Some of the renowned artists that have showcased their work at the gallery include Josef Albers, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Pablo Picasso.

Timings : Monday - Friday 10 AM-5:30 PM

Location : 875 N Michigan Ave, Ste 3800, Chicago, Il 60611

Art district : Downtown / Michigan Avenue / Magnificent Mile

Specialization : Paintings and sculptures

Upcoming events : Aume Plensa Nocturne (Nov 14, 2020 - Jan 9, 2021)

4. Vertical Gallery

Vertical Gallery
4.5 /5

Often referred to as "Chicago's premier urban-contemporary art gallery," Patrick Hull founded a street art scene in Chicago that rivalled those on the East and West Coasts. The Gallery features monthly exhibits that focus on work influenced by urban environments, graphic design, street art, graffiti, pop culture, and illustration. It has helped launch the careers of many urban-contemporary artists who have gone on to exhibit at renowned museums and galleries across the globe. Notable artists like Hebru Brantley, Anders Gjennestad and JC Rivera have showcased their artworks at the Vertical Gallery.

Timings : Tuesday-Saturday- 11:00am-6:00pm

Location : 1016 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622

Art District : West loop

Specialization : urban, contemporary & street art

Upcoming events : December 1 - 26: Miami in Chicago, December 5 - 27: Vertical Project Space @ 2006 W. Chicago Ave.

5. Carrie Secrist Gallery

Carrie Secrist Gallery
4.5 /5

Carrie Secrist Gallery, established in 1992, focuses on established contemporary artists and artwork by emerging and mid-career artists whose artworks are not just restricted to one particular style. The gallery has featured several paintings of Whitney Bedford, Stephen Eichhorn, Liliana Porter, Michael Robinson and Dannielle Tegeder. Shannon Finley, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Andrew Holmquist, and Anne Lindberg

Location : 900 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Art District : West Loop

Specialization : Abstraction, photography, African- American, folk/ outsider, Pop/ street

Famous exhibits : Kim Keever's water tank diorama photography, Megan Greene's recontextualized Audubon prints, Anne Lindberg's intricate coloured pencil drawings.

Upcoming events : Adrian Wong: Reading Room Revisited (Friday, Sep 25 – Dec 31, 2020), Only Connect, a group exhibition (Nov 14, 2020 – Jan 23, 2021)

6. Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
4.5 /5

Intuit: The centre for intuitive and outsider art is the only non-profit organization in the United States that presents intuitive, outsider and contemporary self-taught art. The Henry Darger Collection holds a permanent spot in this gallery, which also features a permanent collection containing more than a thousand artworks. There is a study centre at the gallery: Robert A. Roth Study Center, which conducts educational programs and is open for the public. The centre also provides resources to students interested in researching intuitive, outsider and self - taught art. Location: 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60622

Specialization : Intuitive and self-taught art

Timings : Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm; Thursday, 11am-7:30pm. Sunday. Noon -5pm, Open Monday school holidays.

Art district : Wicker Park/ Bucktown

Famous exhibits : Henry Darger Collection

Upcoming events : Art After Work- Inez Nathaniel Walker (November 19, 2020- zoom video call)

7. Monique Meloche Gallery

Monique Meloche Gallery
4.5 /5

Established in 2001, the Monique Meloche Gallery has garnered quite some attention from art enthusiasts worldwide for its exquisite display of conceptual art. The gallery has featured unique artworks by thousands of emerging artists from different parts of the world, emphasizing curatorial and institutional outreach. Rashid Johnson, who has been included in the 2011 Venice Biennial, was discovered and featured at the Monique Meloche Gallery.

Specialization : conceptual art

Timings : Winter hours: Tues–Sat, 10 am-5pm, Open by appointment

Location : 451 North Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60622

Art district : Wicker Park/ Bucktown

Parking : Free parking available adjacent to the loading dock on Ferdinand

Upcoming events : Kajahl, Royal Specter, November 7 – December 19

8. Zolla / Lieberman Gallery

Zolla / Lieberman Gallery
4.5 /5

Established back in 2000, RNG offers diverse arts, including paintings and sculptures based on different artistic movements like impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism, realism and abstraction. The gallery's artwork selection also includes scenes of urban and rural landscapes, industry, mural studies, architectural and design renderings, still-life compositions, figure studies, portraiture and Modern abstractions. Artists like Albert Krehbiel, Pauline Palmer, Karl Buehr, Medard Klein, Robert Erickson, Walter Burt Adams, R. Leroy Turner, Edgar Miller and Georges Maurice Cloud have played instrumental roles in establishing the artworks of this museum. Many of these artists were avant-garde leaders in artistic movements and have achieved fame for their immense contribution to art. Currently, RNG is committed to reintroducing the artwork of historically acclaimed and rediscovered painters to a contemporary audience through the gallery's exhibitions and publications to preserve and document an artist's legacy.

Location : 612 Merchandise Mart, Suite 612, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Art District : River North Gallery District

Timings : Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or by appointment

Specialization : history and contemporary, paintings, sculptures

Famous exhibit : Bridges Collection of Chicago Painting, 1885-1945 Upcoming events: Harold Haydon: Modern Landscapes ( November 6th - November 27th, 2020 )

9. Richard Nortan Gallery

Richard Nortan Gallery
4.5 /5

Established back in 2000, RNG offers diverse arts, including paintings and sculptures based on different artistic movements like impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism, realism and abstraction. The gallery's artwork selection also includes scenes of urban and rural landscapes, industry, mural studies, architectural and design renderings, still-life compositions, figure studies, portraiture and Modern abstractions. Artists like Albert Krehbiel, Pauline Palmer, Karl Buehr, Medard Klein, Robert Erickson, Walter Burt Adams, R. Leroy Turner, Edgar Miller and Georges Maurice Cloud have played instrumental roles in establishing the artworks of this museum.

Location : 612 Merchandise Mart, Suite 612, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Specialization : history and contemporary, paintings, sculptures

Art District : River North Gallery District

Timings : Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or by appointment

Famous exhibit : Bridges Collection of Chicago Painting, 1885-1945 Upcoming events: Harold Haydon: Modern Landscapes ( November 6th - November 27th, 2020 )

10. Carl Hammer Gallery

Carl Hammer Gallery
4.5 /5

Often referred to as a “pioneer” for its role in discovering exceptional and internationally acclaimed “Outsider artists” like Henry Darger, Bill Traylor and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, the Carl Hammer Gallery is widely known for its unique blend of artists, visions and backgrounds. Carl Hammer Gallery represents both historical and contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Although it is widely recognized for its role in leading to the discovery of significant artists from both “Outsider” and self-taught genres, the gallery’s scope also includes artists from Chicago “Imagist” and modern art traditions.

Timings : Tuesday-Saturday- 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, other times by appointment
Location : 740 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Specialization : history and contemporary
Artists represented : Don Baum, Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, Guy Benson, Marcos Bontempo, Roger Brown, Jordan Davies, Henry Darger, William Dawson, Howard Finster, Vanessa German, Lee Godie, Neil Goodman, Grace Graupe-Pillard.
Art District : River North Art District

11. Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Rhona Hoffman Gallery
4.5 /5

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, initially known as the Young Hoffman Gallery was founded in 1976. Back then, it was one of the first galleries to exhibit women artists such as Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Cindy Sherman. Currently, the gallery Specializes in international contemporary art in all media, particularly of the socio-political variety. Very recently the gallery moved from its long-time home in the West Loop to the West Town. Rhona Hoffman specializes in exhibiting the artworks of young and emerging artists alongside established ones.

Timings : Tue–Sat 10 am– 5:30pm

Location : 1711 W Chicago Ave, Chicago 60622

Art District : West Town Art District

Specialization : international contemporary Artists represented: Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Fred Sandback, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley

12. Chicago Truborn

Chicago Truborn
4.5 /5

Founded in 2011, the Chicago Truborn Gallery is a small community–based non–a traditional gallery dedicated to supporting the art of the neglected mediums of artistic creation, emphasising street, urban and graffiti art. At this gallery, exhibitions keep rotating every five weeks, so there is always room for something new and fresh on the walls. The gallery has also won the title of “Best Gallery” thrice, for being highly innovative, approachable, and affordable but at the same time maintain a great degree of taste in art.

Location : 1741 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Timings : Tuesday-Friday: 12:00-7p.m, Saturday: 2-6 p.m., Sunday/Monday: By Appointment Only

Specialization : street and graffiti art

13. Volume Gallery

Volume Gallery
4.5 /5

With a strong focus on American Design, there is a strong emphasis on emerging contemporary artists at the Volume Gallery in Chicago. The gallery releases its editions and publications and also organizes exhibitions that showcase the works of American artists to the regional, national and international audiences

Specialization : contemporary

Location : 1709 W Chicago Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622

Art district : west town art gallery

Upcoming event : Tanya Aguiñiga EXTRAÑO ( November 6th, 2020) Artists represented: Tanya Aguiñiga, Jonathan Muecke, Anders Herwald Ruhwald, Aranda\Lasch with Terrol Dew Johnson.

14. Catherine Edelman Gallery

Catherine Edelman Gallery

The main focus of the Catherine Edelman Gallery is on the medium of photography. From landscapes to fashion photoshoots to street shots and socially conscious shots, at this gallery, you can experience it all. The artists represented by this gallery go beyond their boundaries to do something different with their cameras. Numerous shows are organized by this gallery, which includes established names like Sebastião Salgado and Annie Leibovitz.

Location : Catherine Edelman Gallery,1637 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Timings : Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 - 5:30 pm, Tuesday by appointment only

Specialization : landscape, fashion, photography

Upcoming events : Scott b. Davis: Place in the Sun, (November 6 — December 31, 2020)

If you are an admirer of all kinds of art, then you should take a tour of the art galleries spread all across the city. You have to know where to look for the kind of art you are looking for, and this list provides just that.

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