Welcome to Museum Campus South
Museum Campus South is a collection of seven museums located in the heart of Chicago’s mid-South Side including the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Oriental Institute Museum, the Renaissance Society, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the Smart Museum of Art, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. This renowned collection of organizations showcases contemporary and modern art, architecture, theater, performance, historic collections, archeology, science and technology.
The campus is located on the Culture Coast, eight miles south of downtown Chicago. The museums surround the site of the historic 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition—between Jackson Park, the University of Chicago campus, the Midway Plaisance, and Washington Park. Over 2 million people visit the consortium of museums each year. Museum Campus South is the manifestation of a long-standing vision that has recently gained momentum through the City of Chicago’s Cultural Plan to foster and promote vibrant cultural districts citywide. The development of a Museum Campus South represents an important first step in the interest of uniting the dynamic arts and cultural neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side with each other and downtown.
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This project is sponsored by Choose Chicago in partnership with the South East Chicago Commission, Arts and Public Life and the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement.
Museum Campus South is ideally located in the heart of culturally vibrant mid-South Chicago. While you are here be sure to check out the local neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Washington Park and Woodlawn for a little shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, or exploring the beautiful University of Chicago campus.
Additional institutions on the Culture Coast include the Arts Incubator, Court Theater, Hyde Park Art Center, Black Pearl, Hyde Park Historical Society, Blackstone Library, the Civic Knowledge Project, Hyde Park Jazz Society, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and International House.