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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” (839 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has an extensive variety of artwork from all periods. Truly amazing opportunity to see famous paintings up close. Highly recommend for those who love art!

Thank gottaloveitaly2012
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plan on spending at least half a day here. The art is breathtaking, especially the impressionist exhibit. Fun way to spend time in Chicago.

Thank Dgdoddsbell
Reviewed 2 days ago

Please, and I can't overstate this enough. Allow yourself some extra time when you visit. The museum is one of those places that you could spend days in, so a couple of hours won't do. You'll find yourself rushed. I'd recommend getting there when they...More

Thank nelphos
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been coming here for over 50 years and it is still amazing. Luckily, you can look at great art over and over and never think you have seen it all. This was our first visit since they opened the new Contemporary Art wing....More

Thank hobbes63069
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a breathless place. Hard to find anything like this in midwest. Culkture at its best. Psaintings and more\

Thank boylstonman
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the biggest art collections in the world, a single visit will not do it justice. If you have the time, buy the basic annual membership, it allows entry for two and and you will have covered the cost with three visits. Membership changed...More

Thank Aoifenr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived around 330pm on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunatly I wasnt aware the museum closed at 5pm so I wasnt able to see everything, probably about half. However the exhibits were phenomenal and its home to some classic works of art! A must see if you haven't...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome museum. So many things to see and do, couldn’t do them all in one visit. So clean and well kept, plenty of help to assist you

Thank Dorothee M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A huge complex with vast collections that deserves time and more than a single visit. Exhibitions are very well organized and easy to find.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Several exhibits were fascinating. Plan to spend about four hours at this venue. we got there early when they opened so it wasn’t very crowded. There were kids there but I don’t know that I would recommend it for small children. Several classic sculptures and...More

Thank Jamieluvs2travel
Downtown / The Loop
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good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Kuhn H
3 December 2017|
Response from windsurfer_2003 | Reviewed this property |
Yep. 5-8PM on Thursday and for Illinois residents. Proof of residence required.
24 July 2017|
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Response from MrSaturn64 |
Thanks for the input. I was planning on seeing both of those, and I think the Adler is better for the pass, even if it's not necessarily the better attraction in general. I'm planning on spending most of the day at the Art... More
28 June 2017|
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Response from Augie M | Reviewed this property |
I would also suggest you get the headset where you punch in a number and your hear a fuller explanation about the art work. It cost $7. Highly recommended.