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The Art Institute of Chicago

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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...more
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111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to the Art Institute many many times. On a recent trip to Chicago, I introduced two friends to it. I was once again impressed with the Impressionists and the Thorne Rooms, and the armor exhibit is much improved. Don’t miss it! This...More

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The Art Institute is a highlight of any trip to Chicago. You can spend one day or several depending on time and interests. Ate in outdoor restaurant which was very nice.

Thank Lexingtontourist
Reviewed yesterday

I spent the afternoon taking in their splendid collection. Their collection speaks for itself. I was concerned about negotiating the stairs to the various levels because of knee issues, but there are quite of few elevators and this was not issue at all. The security...More

Thank John T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One cannot fail to be impressed by this amazing gallery. It’s a full day excursion I’d you are interested in art of all ages. Very helpful staff make up for the slightly disjointed layout. One can easily miss things as paintings are tucked away where...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We wish we could have spent longer in this museum. Most of our time was spent on the second floor - we had a 12 year old who wanted to see all the pictures she had seen in her art books. At the very beginning...More

Thank Denver_Mullican
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see a temporary exhibition, but always love their fabulous collection. Though I live out of town I became a member, as it made more financial sense and supports the museum. Worth it for expedited, easy entry (no line); downloaded their app and a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Any one that loves art or for the ones that think they don't, should visit the AI. Put it on your list of th kings to do

Thank andreatCt
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a gem of a museum. It is within walking distance of Millenial Park. There was so much to see and not enough time for us to see it all. We were completely engrossed in the exhibits and didn't realize until we got to the...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the highlights when visiting Chicago. This museum has art from all over the world and displays major works from world renowned artists like Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh to name a few. There are self guided tours as well as docent...More

Thank ExNewY0rker
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are not well versed in the arts, but, this museum has so much to offer that anyone could appreciate!

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Response from Dixie H | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it doesn’t look like you can but I would call them to check.
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
No dress code I was aware of. Shorts collarless shirt was my mode
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Response from Jeanine W | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say. Depends on your interest and endurance. I would allocate half a day. You won’t see everything but you can hit your priority sections.