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Art Institute of Chicago

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Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
Phone Number: 312 443 3600
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Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its...
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."
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Very nice collection, particularly European

Has some unique European pieces as well as American Gothic. Easy to get through in a few hours. Easy walking distance from the loop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Katonah, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Has some unique European pieces as well as American Gothic. Easy to get through in a few hours. Easy walking distance from the loop.

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Chicago Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Ok, first let me start by saying that Art Museums were NEVER my thing. In Fact i Never really knew many artists Names or works before My wife literally had to DRAG me here a Few years ago. You would think at 48 years of age i would have found some interest in art mainly because The History of Cities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see here that a day isn't long enough. We arrived soon after it opened & we had to scramble to see the 12 highlights on the guide for a quick visit. Of course we spent lots of time in each area, so that near the end of the day, we had to run upstairs to... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Highlights: 1) American Art classics like Nighthawks and American Gothic. 2) A modern art collection filled with Dali and Picasso. 3) Wonderful Impressionist section. One of the best museums in the US.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It's got a great collection of Renaissance and modern art. It's in downtown Chicago and has a yummy cafe where you could get lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing variety of artists represented at this huge museum. We spent 5 hours here, and did not see it all. There are many well-known works of art. I was disappointed that there were no Norman Rockwell pieces in the American art area, but overall the American art was impressive. The art is so varied and extensive that everyone is likely... More 

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Grandville, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Although we had been to several of the famous museums in Chicago, we had never visited the Art Institute. We are so glad we did. This place ranks as one of the best museums in the world. We had visited art museums in the Netherlands, but this one ranks right of there with those. Although I enjoy the fine arts,... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Be sure to plan enough time in your agenda to really see this fantastic museum! The map is well laid out, with collection highlights featured under a "1 hour visit" plan. You'll get a great overview of the variety of works presented. If you're only in the city for a short time I recommend following this plan - but do... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been visiting the Art Institute of Chicago since an 8th grade field trip 50 years ago. There is a broad collection and always special visiting exhibits to see.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Everytime we have eaten here we have been pleased with the ambiance and food. The food is always fresh, tasty, and up to date in food trends without being too offbeat. And then you can indulge in great art in a perfect setting. There is so much offered, displayed thoughtfully. Never have enough time to see all we want. The... More 

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