Douglas Dawson Gallery
Isolated on the fringes of the West Loop art district, amidst a bleak industrial scene, the Douglas Dawson Gallery looks like a fortified compound from the
street. But walk through the gate and the most exquisite Japanese-inspired garden—designed by antiquities dealer Dawson to his personal taste—spreads out before your eyes, replete with nooks and studded with Indonesian stone sculpture and the occasional indigenous boulder. East meets West here in the happiest of cultural marriages that could have only been made in idiosyncratic America.
400 N. Morgan, (312)226-7975
Best of Chicago 2007