During my last trip to Chicago I visited the Museum of Comtemporary Photography (MoCP).
This museum gives me the BLUES!
Besides that there is no entry fee you may arrange a custom-designed viewing of prints from the museum’s permanent collection led by graduate students studying photography and arts administration at Columbia College Chicago (same building), museum education staff will work with visitors to select photographers, techniques and themes related to the interests and curriculum of the group. The permanent collections hosts more than 7,000 photographs. I personally had a private session of Garry Winnogrand prints, one of my favourite street photographers. The museum also reviews portfolios from national and international artists on a monthly basis for consideration for exhibition and acquisition. This museum supports photography and students in a great way! So next time I’m in Chicago you know where to find me;))
Oh, and by the way if you are looking for some real blues I can recommend Blue Chicago on Clark street.