Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Directions
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20% off dining for AIC students
10% off dining for museum members, members of associated institutions like Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, etc.


Report | 7 days ago
It's has a lot too see and appreciate
Report | 25 days 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.
Report | 2 months ago
Taking the train from Milwaukee to Union station makes it an easy day trip. Art Institute is a quick walk from the train.
Report | 3 months 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.
Report | 5 months ago
Great books and jewelry.
Report | 6 months ago
Join and enjoy the Membership Lounge.
Report | 9 months ago
Family Plus Membership card is pretty worthwhile. Up to 4 people pass at once and discounts for parking, dining and shop.
Report | a year ago
It's a little busier on the weekends.
Report | 2 years ago
Great museum!
Report | 2 years ago
It was an amazing experience and I wish everyone could enjoy the artistic history

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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