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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-3600
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See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I just returned from a trip to Chicago and one of my favorite places we went to was The Art Institute of Chicago! I am not normally interested in going to art museums but this was just so much more! We visited...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is huge! Make sure you have enough time to look through everything! 1 1/2 hours was NOT enough!

Thank The K
Reviewed yesterday

When you are in Chicago do not miss the Art Institute. Caters to any kind of art lover. Loved the impressionistic art and old american art.

Thank Phyllis P
Reviewed yesterday

The AI never disappoints and there is something for everyone. The Impressionist area is world class without a doubt and it is a great place to spend some quality Chicago time in.

Thank JakePea
Reviewed yesterday

the art institute is a must see in Chicago. The architecture, the exhibits, the range of art available...fantastic. And the gardens are simply divine.

Thank alexlorraine2016
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Chicago so many times and I didn't get to the Art Institute until this trip. Wow. I will be back. I love the Impressionists and the special exhibits. If I lived in Chicago, or closer than 6 hours away, I would...More

Thank Renee C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Major works of art from different era, countries, and artists. Definitely not to be missed. As with all museums in Chicago, there are often free days and teachers usually get in free with an IDml.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed yesterday

The new display of Renaissance Art, Arms and Armor is very welll done. Whistler's Mother is back. The Thorne Miniature Rooms is always a favorite for the kids. I'm a member and have spent many Sundays just exploring.

Thank Jidgipidgi
Reviewed yesterday

An amazing museum with top artists work. Your money is worth every penny. Monets, Picassos and so many other wonderful art pieces.

Thank martinezzarate
Reviewed yesterday

I am not into the Art scene but I had a good time at The Art Institute of Chicago, There is always something interesting to see. I went at my own pace. I think that if you want to enjoy the Museum you should not...More

Thank Isiah C
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Is the fast pass worth it? (realizing that "worth it" means different things to different people--it's not very clear to me what you get--understand bypass line of ticket buyers at door, but also quicker admission to different galleries? Thank you.
17 May 2017|
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Response from The_Charpie | Reviewed this property |
What Maren said. If you're on a time crunch skipping lines can be handy. Also, if you are planning on seeing everything that CityPass gets you into you can save a nice chunk of change.
Wat exhibits are there now?
7 December 2016|
Response from amygko | Reviewed this property |
For current exhibition, checking the museum website shows all the lists and one of the biggest ones seems "Moholy Nagy:Future Present" For more information, there's a discount for Illinois residents for admission.
I want to see in particular Edward Hopper Night Hawks - any specific directions/floor or whatever ? many thanks.....
12 October 2016|
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Response from Rick628 | Reviewed this property |
It's right in the middle of the American collection, of course. If you enter at the Modern Wing, just keep walking straight ahead (and up one small flight) till you get there. If you enter on Michigan Avenue, walk straight... More