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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-3600
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See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

By far, this is the cultural gem of Chicago, Being a museum member lets us stay informed of special event, which are always run firs class. The New Modern wing is an archatecural treasure. One can and should make several visits to appreciate the expanse...More

Thank fitzkneemd
Reviewed yesterday

Ok, I love this museum and wish I could have several days to tour it entirely. Instead I enjoyed a 1/2 day of browsing my favorite parts and left wanting more! This is like going to the Louvre in the USA as there is so...More

Thank gammish
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

photography exhibit spectacular with several Ansel Adams I had not seen before. Special exhibit well worth the extra charge. Lunch on third floor was outstanding. Presentation, presentation!

Thank Kjcski
Reviewed yesterday

So many classic art pieces, especially if you grew up with the game Masterpiece! Always wonderful special exhibits or visiting the piece again and again

Thank Mark G
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is one of America's gems. It has an outstanding collection. Furniture collection is not as good as that of the MFA in Boston but not bad. Excellent collection of Asian Art. The layout of the building is VERY confusing, but there are lots...More

Thank Ted C
Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully organized tours. Superb exhibits. Extensive collections. Easy access from the El. Cute gift shop. Just WONDERFUL!

Thank FoodieOkie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obviously art is subjective. 100%. So, I would say there is something here for everyone and something here you just will not get. Half the fun is seeing these paintings though. The ones that really make you talk and say things like "why is this...More

Thank ErinR246
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was beautiful inside & out! There is so much to see. We originally decided to go because it was on our Go Chicago card & rated #1 place to visit by Trip Advisor. We are so happy we did!

Thank Becky Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the Art Institute! My husband is from Chicago and I told him 30 years ago on our first visit that we always have to go to the Art Institute when we visit Chicago! It's a world-class museum that has the largest collection of...More

Thank MetalMom52
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there spontaneous and was mainly attracted by the impressionists wing. And oh boy that paid back! Very impressive collection is Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Van Gogh...and so on. Great stuff. And if course there are dozens of other exhibitions where I saw only the American...More

Thank Sven M
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
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from LizBethob | Reviewed this property |
I would pick the Art Institute.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Augie M | Reviewed this property |
I would also suggest you get the headset where you punch in a number and your hear a fuller explanation about the art work. It cost $7. Highly recommended.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Georgia F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! And you can purchase it on line and print it out at home. I don't think it is very much more expensive than general admission either. Go for it !