Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Founded in 1971, this collection acts as the westernmost anchor to a string of West Town art galleries. Two rooms display a permanent collection of colorful paintings and sculpture (which rotates a few times per year) as well as provocative temporary exhibits, done in various media. While most artists are Ukrainian, plenty of other locals get wall space, too.

The small galleries make for a quick and easy browse. Afterward, keep the Ukrainian theme going by checking out the resplendent churches and the Ukrainian National Museum nearby.

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Nearby Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village attractions

1. Sts Volodymyr & Olha Church


This church was founded by traditionalists from nearby St Nicholas cathedral, who broke away over liturgical differences and built this showy church in…

3. Ukrainian National Museum

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Across from one of the Ukrainian Village's larger churches, this small museum packs in a massive amount of information about the history, culture and…

5. Paseo Boricua

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The Paseo Boricua, aka Puerto Rican Promenade, is a half-mile-long stretch of Division St where many Puerto Rican shops and restaurants do business. It’s…

6. Document Gallery


Document organizes exhibitions of contemporary photography, film and media-based works by emerging national and international artists. It shares its large…

7. Puerto Rican Flag Sculpture


This 45-ton, steel sculpture marks the western end of the Paseo Boricua, aka Puerto Rican Promenade. It has a twin a half mile east at Artesian Ave.

8. Nelson Algren's House

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On the 3rd floor of this apartment building writer Nelson Algren created some of his greatest works about life in the once down-and-out neighborhood. A…