Museums, at their core, are about storytelling: who we are as a people, where we have been, how we got to today. And the most exciting, the most fundamental, tool in their storytelling box is the artifact, the thing that has been preserved, collected and presented to the public so that we can connect with a story.
Playing on the beach? Been there, snapped that. Monkeying around at the playground? Yep, took that pic a billion times. If you need fresh photo ideas — and some new fodder for your Instagram feed — get a change of scenery and check out Chicago’s awesome street art.