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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
+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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“modern wing” (865 reviews)
“van gogh” (633 reviews)
“miniature rooms” (448 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been blessed to visit most major art museums in the North America and Europe. The Art Institute is a good as any and may be the best. It is very well organized with collections of great breath as well as depth. Certainly worth...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not only set in a great building, but with a series of innovative and outstanding exhibitions. Worth spending time just gently wondering through the different rooms, as you come across some many beautiful paintings and sculptures, among many others.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The institute has a wonderful and varied collection. It was quite busy on the weekend but not unbearable

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I were part of a Road Scholars tour that spent three days at the Art Institute of Chicago. We had a simply marvelous time! The staff at the Art Institute are all top-notch, from Lucas and Katie (our group leaders) to the...More

Thank Galeda
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Without a doubt - a magnificent collection from the Impressionist Era which the museum is noted for. However, the various special exhibits though out the year are very educational and well put together. Right now, the Charles White exhibit is extensive and profound in it's...More

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Art Institute collection is amazing! Modern, Contemporary, Impressionism, etc. Magnificent pieces from Picasso, Seurat, Monet and more!

Thank Monica R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have seen all the great museums in the western world and AIC is the best. The collection is superb and shown beautifully. The facility is well cared for and the lectures reveal a curatorial staff that is also of the highest quality. We live...More

Thank Greg F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many fine pieces of all types of art a nice collection of a variety of art, styles, culture and history. We try to go each time we are in Chicago.

Thank Bruce G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saturday morning - suggest getting there at opening (1030) and buy your tiks online - then enjoy a magnificent stroll down the institutes majestic rooms and hallways I usually suggest starting at 200 and making your way back in a circle to the impressionist section....More

Thank Juancho D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent one entire day at the museum. In awe of all the collections. Well worth a visit - or more. Will definitely return. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid long lines at opening.

Thank Pam C
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Hannah M
August 12, 2018|
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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.
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Zach95014
July 17, 2018|
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Response from shannenavila | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code required. Almost everyone in the museum is dressed covert casually.
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Adetecar
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
I have never tried to see the entire museum. The modern wing deserves 1 1/2-2 hours.
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