Haute Top 5: Best Chicago Art Galleries

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Whether your aesthetic points you towards classic oil-on-canvas or modern sculpture, outsider artists or world-renowned masterminds, you’ll find your pièce de résistance at one of these Chicago art galleries.

1 ATLAS Galleries

Atlas Galleries is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a fixture on the Chicago art scene this year, and they've earned their stripes. Inside the family-owned gallery's two Michigan Avenue storefronts you'll find a world-class range of works from artists like Michael Cheney, Ruth Bloch, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt.
900 N. Michigan Ave.

2 Carrie Secrist Gallery

Carrie Secrist Gallery, another of the city's best known art purveyors, celebrates 24 years in the West Loop this year. The space represents well-known and emerging modern artists like Min Song, Anne Lindberg, Liliana Porter, Andrew Holmquist, and Whitney Bedford.
835 W. Washington Blvd.

3 ArtSpace 8

This 14,000 square-foot space occupies two floors in The 900 Shops and houses one of the city's most impressive collections of contemporary art from around the world. Represented artists hail from Latin America, Europe and China as well as around the U.S. and here in Chicago, and include names like WhIsBe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Noe Katz, and Yang Yang.
900 N. Michigan Ave.

4 Monique Meloche Gallery

While you'll find a unique range of represented and visiting contemporary artists at this Wicker Park space, what truly makes Monique Meloche Gallery one of the Chicago's best is its namesake. Monique Meloche, a former MCA curators, is also the founder of Gallery Weekend Chicago in 2011, and is known for her early support of up-and-coming artists like Rashid Johnson.
2154 W. Division St.

5 Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Intuit is part gallery, part education center, and the largest nonprofit dedicated to outsider art in the world. Amidst the permanent collections and rotating exhibitions, you'll also find works for sale from
756 N. Milwaukee Ave.