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The Art Institute of Chicago

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
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Reviewed 2 March 2002

Museums and Universities/Colleges is one thing Chicago has a lot of. The Art musuem is not just another old boring art museum. Its pretty good actually. They have an amazing disply of artifacts from south-east asia and egypt. Most of the displays are american though....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

IF YOU ARE A BABY WEARING MOMMA YOU NEED TO READ THIS!!!! Ok, to be clear, I give the museum 5 stars and the treatment I received upon arrival 1 star which is why I gave 3 stars. I visited with my baby in a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had granola bars and a bottle of water in my bag because I was traveling and my train was in a few hours, I couldn’t leave it anywhere. They asked me throw it away or eat it. Just disappointed with their stupid rules.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the best museums in the world. There are plenty of Monet’s, O’Keefe and Renoirs. Download the Art Institute app. It is excellent. You just type in the number next to art piece and you get a 1-3 minute explanation. Plan on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a well kept museum with some interesting things to see. I am personally more interested in the historical aspect of art, as is featured at The Met.. I didn’t get that as much here (there are still lots of historical things, though). I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum was will appointed with beautiful and interesting collections of painting and other works of art. In addition they were well displayed to maximize the viewing pleasure.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum has lots of great art and the seasonal special exhibits are wonderful to see. However, we were standing on the sidewalk talking with someone and our small dog stepped 2 inches from the public sidewalk onto the gallery’s sidewalk and the security guard...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friends and I visited this museum while on a trip celebrating our retirement. We were awe-struck by the Impressionism art display. The people who worked there were exceptionally helpful and kind, including C. Boyd who went out of her way to escort us to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a world class art gallery and totally justifies taking some hours to visit. I personally do not enjoy the modern/contemporary art that is displayed but I will accept that perhaps I just don't understand it. But that is really a minor aspect for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Known for Impressionism masterpieces this museum really delivers! It’s collection is extensive and we’ll laid out; you should allow at least three hours. Their American collection is wonderful too

Thank 70carlag
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the institute during our trip and I have to say it was pretty amazing. The selection and range of art was vast: from sculpture to Impressionism, American art to contemporary and pop art. I was really impressed with the original ‘Rodins’ there, almost...More

Thank Anita A
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you do nothing else in Chicago, be sure to pay a visit to the Art Institute. It is one of the top art galleries in North America, and certainly in the top 20-30 in the world. Its collections are varied, and its special exhibitions...More

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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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Response from M7920LFjiml | Reviewed this property |
No dress code I was aware of. Shorts collarless shirt was my mode
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Response from 752jeaninew | 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.