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The Art Institute of Chicago


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111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-6404
United States

(??.? miles from you)

Visit Web Site tourism@artic.edu

Call: 312-443-3600


The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago

(??.? miles from you)

111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-6404
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Experience the Art Institute, top-ranked in the world by TripAdvisor five years in a row. View the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris. Stand before classics like Van Gogh's Self-Portrait, and travel t

Free tours are offered daily at noon and the museum provides free WiFi to download the mobile app, featuring self-guided, engaging audio tours with behind-the-scenes stories and music to transport you into the artworks. Special for families: visit the Ryan Learning Center and explore JourneyMaker, a digital tool that allows your family to create its very own museum tour. JourneyMaker is now available in Spanish and Mandarin.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience the Art Institute, top-ranked in the world by TripAdvisor five years in a row. View the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris. Stand before classics like Van Gogh's Self-Portrait, and travel the globe through galleries featuring the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas. 

Free tours are offered daily at noon and the museum provides free WiFi to download the mobile app, featuring self-guided, engaging audio tours with behind-the-scenes stories and music to transport you into the artworks. Special for families: visit the Ryan Learning Center and explore JourneyMaker, a digital tool that allows your family to create its very own museum tour. JourneyMaker is now available in Spanish and Mandarin.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours:

10:30am - 5:00pm

10:30am - 5:00pm

10:30am - 5:00pm

10:30am - 5:00pm

10:30am - 8:00pm

10:30am - 5:00pm

10:30am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $50

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, ATM On-Site

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation

Parking: Paid On-site, Valet, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Multilingual Staff, Gift Shop, Souvenirs, Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Concessions, Private Dining, Patio Dining, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Download the free mobile app to prepare for your visit.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Celebrate the holidays at the Art Institute with seasonal classics like the Neapolitan crèche and the Holiday Thorne Rooms. Enjoy holiday-inspired fare in the Art Institute's three restaurants, and swing by the museum's shops for unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. 

Fun Facts

The Art Institute of Chicago was built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition. 

The bronze lions that flank the steps to the Art Institute have guarded the museum since 1894. The lion positioned north of the steps "on the prowl" and the lion to the south "in an attitude of defiance." 

An exact replica of the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room is housed at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience the Art Institute, top-ranked in the world by TripAdvisor five years in a row. View the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris. Stand before classics like Van Gogh's Self-Portrait, and travel the globe through galleries featuring the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas. 

Free tours are offered daily at noon and the museum provides free WiFi to download the mobile app, featuring self-guided, engaging audio tours with behind-the-scenes stories and music to transport you into the artworks. Special for families: visit the Ryan Learning Center and explore JourneyMaker, a digital tool that allows your family to create its very own museum tour. JourneyMaker is now available in Spanish and Mandarin.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours:
10:30am - 5:00pm
10:30am - 5:00pm
10:30am - 5:00pm
10:30am - 5:00pm
10:30am - 8:00pm
10:30am - 5:00pm
10:30am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $50

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, ATM On-Site

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation

Parking: Paid On-site, Valet, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Multilingual Staff, Gift Shop, Souvenirs, Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Concessions, Private Dining, Patio Dining, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs

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    Celebrate the holidays at the Art Institute with seasonal classics like the Neapolitan crèche and the Holiday Thorne Rooms. Enjoy holiday-inspired fare in the Art Institute’s three restaurants, and swing by the museum’s shops for unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

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Insider Info

Download the free mobile app to prepare for your visit.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Celebrate the holidays at the Art Institute with seasonal classics like the Neapolitan crèche and the Holiday Thorne Rooms. Enjoy holiday-inspired fare in the Art Institute's three restaurants, and swing by the museum's shops for unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. 

Fun Facts

The Art Institute of Chicago was built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition. 

The bronze lions that flank the steps to the Art Institute have guarded the museum since 1894. The lion positioned north of the steps "on the prowl" and the lion to the south "in an attitude of defiance." 

An exact replica of the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room is housed at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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