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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“modern wing” (867 reviews)
“van gogh” (636 reviews)
“miniature rooms” (449 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 5:00 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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+1 312-443-3600
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"modern wing"
in 867 reviews
"van gogh"
in 636 reviews
"miniature rooms"
in 449 reviews
"chagall windows"
in 281 reviews
"famous paintings"
in 240 reviews
"la grande jatte"
in 205 reviews
"great collection"
in 346 reviews
"world class museum"
in 348 reviews
"beautiful museum"
in 238 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 190 reviews
"audio tour"
in 246 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 317 reviews
"on display"
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"few hours"
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"the lower level"
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"rainy day"
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"millennium park"
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Reviewed yesterday

i almost never go unless i have friends in from out of town, but a friend who's a member wanted company to see some exhibits and i volunteered because i am just that great a friend! we barely saw any of the main collection (which...More

Thank elsiekate10
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Reviewed yesterday

Plan to spend at least 3 to 4 hours in order to appreciate the variety and depth of art that is displayed. Many of the masters are here. Even if you are in Chicago for only a couple of days, you must visit the Art...More

Thank hlew123
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of my favorite places to visit downtown. Truly the amount of artwork is overwhelming and you could spend the entire day wandering through the great variety of exhibits. There are some real gems! I highly recommend making this a stop when visiting...More

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Reviewed yesterday

What a treat to see so many genres of art from contemporary, to artifacts and everything in between.

Thank A J
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the museum when it opened, good decision because we went right into the exhibits. A little later there was a long line and wait just to get in. We were there from 10:30 in the morning until it closed at 5:00. Went...More

Thank Sheldon M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow!! We thought we had missed our opportunity and then found out it's open until 8pm on Thursday! We only had time for a few exhibits, and made the Impressionists one of our first stops. Holy cow...it's just mind blowing to walk through rooms filled...More

Thank Meagan R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Art Institute of Chicago is a great way to spend the day! We hit this place up after the air and water show and loved it!

Thank Samantha D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To be honest, I've never really been excited about art museums. The Art Institute changed that. This museum houses an overwhelming amount of beautiful art of all sorts. You'll see art from ancient times, medieval Europe (including some amazing sets of armor, to the Renaissance,...More

Thank Max T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a place that all the students wanted to go visit. We could have spent more time there as there is SO much to see. We enjoyed the miniature rooms, Contemporary art, modern art, etc. The roof top restaurants in the modern wing have...More

Thank t j
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a world class art museum with collections from every era. We really enjoyed our visit, but strongly recommend the audio guides. The only collection we found lacking was American folk art. Otherwise, if you every took art history, you will see the original...More

Thank Susanne H
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Hannah M
12 August 2018|
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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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Zach95014
18 July 2018|
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Response from shannenavila | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code required. Almost everyone in the museum is dressed covert casually.
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Adetecar
8 July 2018|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
I have never tried to see the entire museum. The modern wing deserves 1 1/2-2 hours.
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