Atlas Galleries on the magnificent mile has a peaceful, serene touch. They have been in business for several years and have establised themselves as purveryors of fine arts, paintings, sculptures, etc.
The set up inside is amazing and the displays are set in a thought-provoking manner. I am not an expert on art, but I have visited galleries and taken some museum tours that have been informative.
This gallery, although their intent is to sell artwork, is more of a museum like atmosphere. They have the backgrounds of artists and what the message each piece is trying to convey. They try to make you in tune with what the artist was thinking when he made a sculpture or a painting.
You can always find collectors and art enthusiasts as well as tourists sifting through the large collections. It is a bit expensive and I am sure if you are going to shell out the money, you would have to know a lot about what you are buying. It isn't for those looking to hang a painting in the family room as a decoration.