This approachable, three-floor photography museum brings in cutting-edge exhibits from local, national, and international artists, thanks to its connection, literally and figuratively, to Chicago’s Columbia College—not to be confused with New York’s Columbia University—a small arts school with a stellar photography program. With intimate, navigable galleries on each of its floors, some showing videos, others digital photos and occasionally even Polaroids, the museum is an enjoyable and quick daytime jaunt and a breath of playfully fresh air if you’ve spent the day at heavier museum brethren, like the Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art. Exhibits change about every three months here. Allow 30 minutes.