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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
312 443 3600
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very good art museum with an amazing and extensive collection that spans over 5000 years. So much to see! It is easy to get lost in the museum though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went to the Rene Margaritte Exhibit....Sept 2014. Excellent in every way since I just finished taking a tour of the Kandinsky Exhibit join. Milwaukee. Many important pieces, excluding Son of Man, which is also known as Man in a Bowler Hat which is privately owned. Audio portion was too long in each selection and not worth the money....but excellent museum... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

One of the BEST features of the city! Amazing features. Worth every minute!! Great place for a family trip or simply a place to wander around alone for some quiet time. The place is big enough to go back over and over and not see everything they have to offer. A definite must see if you are in Chicago.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

In each part of the museum one could spend a day and dwell on world class art in that genre, then come back another day and repeat. Can go to each area within a few hours, but will miss so much. Definitely get the audio guide. Stop and dwell on a few peaces. So incredibly well done. If I could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see. It is impossible to see it all. Look at the map before you go and pick and choose so you can be sure to see what you want to see and skip the exhibits that aren't so high on your list. You may have to back track a bit but that's better than missing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Look up, look down, look around and see the beauty of the building itself... Tiffany glass, tile, marble and stone! I was amazed at the history of how this building developed to what we see today.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I visited the Art Institute earlier this week and we were blown away by the great collection they had. We have visited many art galleries but this is the best that I have ever been to. They had a great collection of contemporary artists and also classic. We stopped in for the Rene Magritte exhibition and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

One of Chicago's best features. I walk over after work sometimes just to wander around and there is always something new which catches my eye. It is a wonderful place to visit with your friends, family (young and old) or just on your own.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure when the Magritte exhibit closes, but if you get a chance, you may want to go. I prefer not having any distractions when in a museum, so I don't purchase the guided tour. I was very glad to be able to spend time just looking at his pantings, which, in my view, invite contemplation. It's all about... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I did enjoy the majority of the Art Institute...though, there were many pieces that just didn't understand.

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