The Art Institute of Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Grant Park
How to get there
  • Adams/Wabash • 3 min walk
  • Monroe • 5 min walk
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CultureVulture60657
Chicago, IL8,404 contributions
May 2022
The Cezanne retrospective now at the Art Institute through early September is stupendous. The curators have gathered works from the AIC's own large holdings of Cezanne plus other museums across Europe and the U.S. for a comprehensive look at the life work this important late 19th Century painter. Cezanne revisited the same subjects time after time over the course of decades. To see several in one room is a rare opportunity. I also loved the video in which the curators dissected 3 paintings, even using infrared technology, to explain how, using color, Cezanne built up his images. It's a large show, about 130 works, plus notebooks and other items, so plan to spend a couple hours with it.
Written 13 May 2022
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Mitch S
5 contributions
May 2022
Spent about 3 hours here and that was not nearly enough...multiple days may be required. Bring your walking shoes
Written 11 May 2022
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alfredhweil
Cedarburg, WI4 contributions
May 2022
You can see the real works! So much awesome art. So much historic art. You might need to get a membership and come back to do all the pieces justice. We really enjoyed the Modern and Contemporary exhibits. Loved Mr. Pointy by Takashi Murakami.
Written 10 May 2022
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307leven
Stroudsburg, PA139 contributions
Apr 2022
Visited the last Monday in April. We arrived at the 11am opening and spent 6 hours there until just before 5pm as we viewed the countless exhibits in each room on every floor - even then, we didn't have nearly enough time to read everything. There are 4 floors including the lower level where the Arts of Egypt displays are located. The Art Institute has the most impressionist works of art outside of Paris, so you must visit this place if you enjoy art and it's history. Unlike some other art museums, the Art Institute allows to get closer to the exhibits in order to properly view them and the lighting was sufficient. I don't believe they allowed backpacks, so we stepped outside briefly to have a snack and drink a bottle of water. It wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be and we were able to walk around without difficulty. They allow photographs, but ask that you not use flash, selfie stick, tripods or video. We used our Citypass tickets to get in which save us on the cost of admission. If you only have one day to visit, I recommend going early because there is really a LOT to see.
Written 6 May 2022
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naptown69
Needham, MA16 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
One of the very best in US, if not the world! Very pleasant spaces, lighting. Incredible collection. Worth all the time you can spare. Good shop too.
Written 3 May 2022
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Katherine S
Raleigh, NC52 contributions
Apr 2022
Prepared to move from one jaw dropping gallery to another. All the paintings you studied in Art Appreciation plus a few hundred more are here. I could wander here for hours. I will add that it is very easy to get lost but every staff member we had to ask directions from was very helpful. I cannot wait to make another visit here.
Written 3 May 2022
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SeaMariner22
Seattle, WA206 contributions
Apr 2022
While the Art Institute of Chicago may not be the Louvre, it has a very respectable collection of diverse art in huge, uncluttered galleries. I'm sure one can spend days on end enjoying the many pieces but the brochures have a nice list of art a visitor with limited time can see.
Written 2 May 2022
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Jaime L
5 contributions
May 2022
Great collections and displays of art. Staff was cordial and respectful. From the ticket booth til the end was very organized and clean.
Written 2 May 2022
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Paige T
Bend, OR17 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This museum is huge and easy to get turned around. There are many guides who can help. Come prepared to walk, walk, walk. So don't bring heavy bags. The art was amazing and we would visit again to see everything. We were there from 11 to 4:30 pm with a quick lunch break and still didn't see everything.
Written 2 May 2022
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Shelton5765
Hartselle, AL249 contributions
Apr 2022
The Art Institute was a welcome opportunity to slow down and enjoy a great collection of art. There are many varied exhibits from Ancient Egyptian relics to wonderful modern art. I especially enjoyed the fine collection of recognizable impressionists. We spend several hours inside on a rainy day. It was a perfect break. The weather cleared and we enjoyed a great day walking the city afterwards.
Written 2 May 2022
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