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Art Institute of Chicago

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Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6488
Phone Number: 312 443 3600
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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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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Absolutely love the art and architecture.

Don’t miss this chance to see some amazing pieces of art from masters and icons of the art world through the ages including my personal favorite artists from the impressionism... read more

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don’t miss this chance to see some amazing pieces of art from masters and icons of the art world through the ages including my personal favorite artists from the impressionism era. I just loved seeing artists that you generally don’t see outside of Europe like Renior, Gauguin, Monet, Van Gogh, and Seurat. Not only do you get to see some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a must! Chagall windows, gorgeous impressionist exhibit with Monet, Renior, Seurat, Gauguin. Modern American paintings with many from Georgia O'Keeffe. Degas, van Gogh. The list goes on and on. Many other things to see as well but we spent so much time in the impressionist and modern American, we couldn't stay any longer. It is expensive though.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

See Grant Wood's American Gothic, works by Andy Warhol, Munch, VanGoh, Degas, Monet, Manet, Talouse-Latrec, Renoir, Picasso, and so many more. World class art! We took three hours and had to rush it...so much to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on two days one was on a Thursday which is free entry. Great many collections that need many days to see.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, I only had an hour here but, you could spend days admiring all the fantastic art! Definitely a must!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When have been to art museums all over the world and we maintain this is the best. We even had a good lunch at the cafe'.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up in Chicago and live in another state. But, I love coming back to Chicago and visiting the Art Institute. My family stopped in for another visit last weekend and I was once again reminded of how wonderful this museum is. A tip - beat the line and buy your tickets on line. Go early in the morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fanastic museum with a great variety of art. We did not have much time this visit, so we took advantage of the special exhibition Fall of the 1930s. It was great so see these works of art and the explanations were very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great family afternoon here! Some of the most incredible pieces of art in the world reside here! Truthfully, there was more than we could possibly take in at one visit. We chose what was most important to each of us & made sure we saw those pieces. The Impressionists collection was our favorite--standing in front of Van... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building itself is amazing! It consists of two parts: Metropolitan-like building with beautiful ornaments and stairs, and a newly constructed structure designed by a famous architect. The collection is pretty good, especially Special exhibition on American Paintings.

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.