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This section includes local art schools, art museums, galleries, 3D fabrication services and makerspaces. Museums and galleries are included because they can be sources of creative inspiration even if their exhibitions don't fall within the steampunk category. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Art Education

American Academy of Art

Chicago, IL, USA

The American Academy of Art is an art school in downtown Chicago. . .

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Columbia College Chicago is an independent, non-profit liberal arts college specializing in arts and media disciplines. . .

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of America's largest accredited independent schools of art and design. . .

Fabrication Services/Makerspaces

3D Hubs - Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

Chicago, IL, USA

CIADC describes itself as a "charitable organization with a mission to provide continuing education, working access, and community for 3D object makers. . ."

Fox Build

St. Charles, IL, USA

This member-supported makerspace provides access to 3D printers, laser cutters, woodworking tools and other fabrication equipment. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

mHUB

Chicago, IL, USA

mHUB describes itself as "Chicago's first innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. . ."

South Side Hackerspace: Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

This member-supported makerspace provides access to 3D printers and other fabrication resources. . .

SpaceLab

Mokena, IL, USA

This member-supported makerspace provides access to 3D printers and other fabrication resources. . .

The UPS Store #4569 - Chicago - 3D Printing/Scanning

Chicago, IL, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

The UPS Store #5261 - Lisle - 3D Printing/Scanning

Lisle, IL, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

Workshop 88

Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

This member-supported makerspace provides access to a wide range of fabrication resources. . .

Galleries

Epilogue Arts

Long Grove, IL, USA

Epilogue Arts is a craft-oriented gallery that includes steampunk-themed Klockwerks by Roger Wood. . .

Greenleaf Gallery

Bannockburn, IL, USA

Greenleaf features a wide variety of fine art, folk art and handcrafted artisan items. . .

Hoypoloi Gallery

Chicago, IL, USA

This gallery describes its works as "uncommon art for the common person. . ."

Museums

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum in Chicago's Grant Park. . .

Brauer Museum of Art

Valparaiso, IN, USA

The Brauer Museum of Art is home to a collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art, world religious art, and Midwestern regional art. . .

Chicago Design Museum

Chicago, IL, USA

The Chicago Design Museum in the Chicago loop was founded in 2012. . .

David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art

Chicago, IL, USA

The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art is an art museum on the campus of the University of Chicago. . .

DePaul Art Museum

Chicago, IL, USA

This art museum has a permanent collection of more than 3,000 works. . .

Driehaus Museum

Chicago, IL, USA

The Richard H Driehaus Museum is on the Near North Side in Chicago, near the Magnificent Mile. . .

Gear

Halim Time & Glass Museum

Evanston, IL, USA

This five-story museum in suburban Chicago houses a collection of more than 1100 timepieces and 70 stained glass windows. . .

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art

Chicago, IL, USA

Intuit is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization "dedicated to presenting self-taught art. . ."

John David Mooney Foundation

Chicago, IL, USA

John David Mooney is a Chicago-based, internationally recognized artist, known for his large-scale public sculptures, light pieces, and environmental installations. . .

Kenosha Public Museum

Kenosha, WI, USA

The Kenosha Public Museum features displays of fine art, decorative art, and natural science specimens. . .

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Elmhurst, IL, USA

From the website: "The Lizzadro Museum displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits. . ."

Loyola University Museum of Art

Chicago, IL, USA

The Loyola University Museum of Art mounts exhibits that explore the spiritual in art from all cultures, faiths, and eras. . .

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Evanston, IL, USA

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is located on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. . .

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is a contemporary art museum in downtown Chicago. . .

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Chicago, IL, USA

The Museum of Contemporary Photography was founded in 1984 by Columbia College Chicago. . .

National Museum of Mexican Art

Chicago, IL, USA

The National Museum of Mexican Art has a permanent collection featuring prominent works by Mexican artists and artifacts from Mexican history. . .

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Chicago, IL, USA

This museum is dedicated to interpreting the arts and culture of the Puerto Rican people and Puerto Ricans in Chicago. . .

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Chicago, IL, USA

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is a modern art museum serving the Chicago area. . .

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