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Voting Results on the Most Popular Art Institutions in Chicago

01/03/2009 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

I asked those who receive my ArtLetters to grade Chicago's institutions that exhibit visual art. Here are the fascinating results. Thank you for participating.

The most votes were cast for:
1. Art Institute of Chicago
2. Museum of Contemporary Art
3. Chicago Cultural Center (the top 3 were essentially a tie)
4. Smart Museum
5. Hyde Park Art Center
6. Renaissance Society

The lowest grades were for: (D or below -- perhaps more votes here would have made a difference)
1. Cervantes Institute
2. Southside Community Arts Center
3. Little Black Pearl
4. DuSable Art Museum
5. Chinese American Museum of Chicago

The most controversial (those with the most range in the votes) were:
Renaissance Society
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago History Museum

There are a lot of things to discuss here. A lot of people provided comments with their "ballots." I would hope that those who've already commented do so again, here, publicly and that others do too.

Thank you very much,
Paul Klein