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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.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“modern wing” (865 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 8:00 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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"modern wing"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great big museum with a big collection of especially French art! Monets and Gaugins galore! Nice exhibitions and good restaurant and a shop full of goodies to top it off!

Thank Martijn B
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't enter the Art Institute from the main front entrance. Enter the new wing to the right of the front entrance. Stay on first floor and walk around the square hall of sculptures and vases. One of the greatest exhibits of Greek vases and statues...More

Thank Brian E
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Art Institute several times before and once again this last weekend. It was just magical. A favorite is the Impressionist collection and Islamic Art collection. We also had a great lunch with great city view at the Piano Restaurant inside the Museum....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent hours there and nobody complained of being tired or bored (not easy to do with 2 teen girls) Loved the impressionist and the miniatures.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tickets are expensive, but well worth it. You have to have one to eat in their cafe. One of the best museums in the country. Their gift shop is wonderful.

Thank Debra P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first time here and would be one of my favorite museums with its good collection of American art (Judd, Johns, Calder, O’Keefe!) combined with great pieces of Picasso, Gaugin, Renoir, Monet et al). The experience was made better by the museum’s app which was...More

Thank Jose Antonio V
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in the presence of great art and it was a totally mystical experience! I absolutely loved it! And the miniature furniture display in the basement is incredible!

Thank ohsolma
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can you say Monet? If you don’t have time to spend all day like I did, make sure you go to the Knights Armor room. Especially if you have children. It’s a sight to behold. I have not seen a collection so glorious. I’m still...More

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a variety of art types displayed. Loved that they had several major pieces of art from well known artists.

Thank RyanLaG
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really like this museum; world class. Well we almost always stop in for a visit each time we're in Chicago. Usually look for the special exhibits and have yet to be disappointed. Then we try to focus on something, but sometime challenge as the displays...More

Thank Joseph A
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Nancy C
17 June 2018|
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Response from Kiana2003 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember it’s been awhile I can find
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Paul K
23 May 2018|
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Response from bexleygirl-111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can leave and then come back in on the same day. Just be sure to keep your ticket as you will need to show it in order to re-enter without having to pay again.
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Terry B
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Response from Catherine F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the audio tours are very valuable for in-depth knowledge of the art.
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