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Art Institute of Illinois
Art Institute of Chicago
Category: Attractions
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60603 312-443-3600
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The Art Institute of Chicago

One of the world's greatest art museums and schools, the Art Institute of Chicago features 300,000 works of art, including 30 by Claude Monet, and 10 departments. The Museum collections, dating from 3,000 B.C. through the present, include world-famous French Impressionist paintings and drawings, fine and decorative arts from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and modern art. Browse Old Master drawings, Chinese jades, photography, textiles, architectural drawings and medieval armor, all representing the art of the world's diverse cultures.


Hours -

The institute is open daily from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm, and closes at 8:00 pm on Thursdays



  • Gallery Talks
  • Temporary Exhibitions
  • Museum Orientation Tour


  • Art Exhibits
  • Mini Tours
  • Concerts
  • Films & Lectures
  • Shopping
  • Dining


  • Do They offer self or guided Tours?

    Yes, if you're looking for an introduction to the Art Institute, you can browse 80 different themed mini-tours and download a PDF before your visit. Take tours that invite you to look a little closer, explore the connections between art and Chicago or see how art and wellness converge. You can also download a FREE Art Institute Tours app, for Apple and Android devices, and enjoy 50 personalized tours of the collection.
  • What famous Art Will I See During my visit?

    The Art Institute of Chicago houses some of the world's masterpieces. See famous works including American Gothic by Grant Wood, Pablo Picasso's Old Guitarist, the Walking Man by Auguste Rodin, America Windows by Marc Chagall, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and Mary Casatt's the Child's Bath.

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