The Art Institute of Chicago

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111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago Directions
Today 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+13124433600
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  • Cuisine
    Coffee, Cafe, Tea
  • Hours
    Sun-Wed
    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thu
    10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Coffee, Cafe, Tea

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Report | 10 months ago
It's has a lot too see and appreciate
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Report | 10 months ago
Use the Institute's website to plan your day. There's so much to see, so planning your tour or route ahead of time can help.
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Report | a year ago
Taking the train from Milwaukee to Union station makes it an easy day trip. Art Institute is a quick walk from the train.
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Report | a year ago
Art Institute of Chicago is absolutely a beautiful place to visit. It has a great combination of contemporary arts and classical arts in its exhibition all year around. Shopping experience is great, plenty of unique and artistic items to consider.
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Report | a year ago
Great books and jewelry.
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Report | a year ago
Join and enjoy the Membership Lounge.
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Report | a year ago
Family Plus Membership card is pretty worthwhile. Up to 4 people pass at once and discounts for parking, dining and shop.
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Report | 2 years ago
It's a little busier on the weekends.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great museum!
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Report | 3 years ago
It was an amazing experience and I wish everyone could enjoy the artistic history
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From Our Editors

The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879, a critical era in the history of Chicago as civic energies were devoted to rebuilding the metropolis that had been destroyed by the Great Fire of 1871. Its first collections consisting primarily of plaster casts, the Art Institute found its permanent home in 1893, when it moved into a building, constructed jointly with the city of Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition, at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street. That building, its entry flanked by the two famous bronze lions, remains the "front door" of the museum even today. In keeping with the academic origins of the institution, a research library was constructed in 1901; eight major expansions for gallery and administrative space have followed, with the latest being the Modern Wing, which opened in 2009. The permanent collection has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,000 works of art in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art. Together, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago are now internationally recognized as two of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States.

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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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