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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
312 443 3600
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago
Ranked #1 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the... more » Owner description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the trademark "American Gothic." « less
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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was ecstatic with the vast impressionist collection and American art gallery. I highly recommend visiting this esteemed museum if you like to view art.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum is full of original art. The Impressionist wing includes several of Monet's Haystack series, which he considered among his finest lifetime achievements.

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Tampa, Florida
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Honestly, you need a full day to really visit. I didn't get that, so most of my time was spent with impressionist paintings which I fully, wholeheartedly loved! I cannot believe how many original works of art I spotted from Renoir, Manet, Monet, Boticelli etc. The rooms were large so I never felt crowded and there was just so much... More

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was my third or fourth visit, so I knew what I wanted to see and where to go to see it. I love this museum. Best way to see the Impressionists. The Magritte drew us in this time. A fine special exhibit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We rushed ( 2 hours only) in to see Magritte, and managed to also see some of the "photography section". Lunch in their patio section was very pleasant. Give yourself time, so much to see

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Every trip to the Art Institute uncovers a new and wonderful art experience. The new exhibits are always good but the existing art is truly a gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I missed the museum my first time out and glad I made it this visit. Get the phone app. It really helps focus your time at the museum. We only had a few hours and the app helped us find the highlights. Such a great well rounded collection at this museum. Regardless of your preferences you will find something to... More

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was very disappointed that my family got there so late in the day - I only had 1 hour for the museum, which was definitely not long enough! However, I was very excited to see that the visitor guide had a "must see" list on the back. So I was able to see several of the "big" pieces (Monet,... More

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curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We look at the Magritte expo it is excellent , a great chance to see many of his work in one place. It is a large museum,you need lots of time.we also really enjoy the America art galleries and the furniture and object of the early 1800 till early 1900. Ours visit was far to short, we where there about... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This superb museum should not be missed! It has a wonderful collection of European and American art with extremely important and iconic works. The Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection is worth a trip by itself. The new modern wing has an impressive collection or art. Don't miss the Chagall windows and the Stock Exchange. It is also a gateway to Millennium... More

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