We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
As featured in 3 Days in Chicago and 4 other guides
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
Phone Number:
+1 312-443-3600
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$35.00*
and up
Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission
More Info
$29.99*
and up
Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures
More Info
$98.00*
and up
Chicago CityPass

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16,723 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12061
    Excellent
  • 1940
    Very good
  • 255
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Field Trip

We got there at the valet space to park because it's easier with a big family to walk few steps to the entrance doors. There had a big new addition building at the rear. Modern... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pfslisz
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

16,723 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14,354: English reviews
Level Contributor
49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got there at the valet space to park because it's easier with a big family to walk few steps to the entrance doors. There had a big new addition building at the rear. Modern and bright. Very interesting to visit. We had our lunch in the lower level. Plenty to choose meal. We will go back again because we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pfslisz
Timonium, Maryland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, and I was ready to see the vast collection of impressionists. I was not disappointed. Van Gogh, Gaugin, Latrec were all there. Rodin and Degas (although not the originals) had joined the painters as well. I spent most of my time there, fascinated by the abundance of great art.

Helpful?
Thank greekgirl1948
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Start with your must see exhibits. The place is huge! Centered downtown. Within walking distance from many hotels.

Helpful?
Thank Heather F
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiancée and I decided to visit Chicago in the winter. Heck yes, you should go in the winter. Why? Because in your one life, don't you want to know what a real Midwestern winter feels like in one of the most architecturally beautiful cities on Earth? I mean, you know it's legendary, don't you want to feel the legend?... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steven H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a member of The Art Institute of Chicago, I can pop in solo or with my hubby or guest at any given time. Chicagoland is very fortunate to have this collection of art on display. This visit I only spent about 90 minutes, but I was able to view two paintings that were new to me . Do not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shelly T
Gilbert, Arizona
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, we absolutely loved this museum. The collection of art works was amazing. We went through the museum pretty quickly because we had other plans, but you could easily spend all day here. Also, if you have the opportunity to speak with an employee named Barbara Webster, do it. She provided us with some awesome information about a few select... More 

Helpful?
Thank Behmer321
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spend hours, a whole day or even a week and you will still find more treasures await. This is a must see for the whole family.

Helpful?
1 Thank busitraveller_10
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous museum! In awe of all famous works that I studied in art history classes. I only had 3 hours there but it was enough to see the major works. Can't wait to come back and see the rest!

Helpful?
Thank Janet B
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply amazing museum that would have taken days to walk through, we tried hitting the biggest things they had at the time but there was no way to see everything. Would definetly go again

Helpful?
Thank Keithyrdg
Ballston Lake, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful art museum with great Impressionist collection and American art collection. The membership is totally worth it. For only $20 more than regular one time admission, two adults and two under 18 can visit as often as they wish for a year! Plus access to the member lounge. And free coat and bag check. And discounts in gift shop and... More 

Helpful?
Thank ajmuzz

Travelers who viewed The Art Institute of Chicago also viewed

 

Been to The Art Institute of Chicago? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Art Institute of Chicago and other visitors
37 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (37)

Questions? Get answers from The Art Institute of Chicago staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood