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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
+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” (806 reviews)
“van gogh” (559 reviews)
“miniature rooms” (393 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps because it's rather expensive, the museum is not nearly as crowded as other museums with similarly impressive collection. I can understand why it's so highly rated. It's far better organized and thoughtfully curated. The iconic pieces did not disappoint and there are delightful surprised...More

Thank ccMD2015
Reviewed yesterday

I went to see the Armor exhibit and found they also had the Gauguin exhibit there as well. I found that I had not allowed enough time to see all the institute had to offer, and just 1 day was not enough. The Armory collect...More

Thank gary k
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful works of art from various periods. Need half a day or more to get full benefit. Be prepared to get lost.

Thank sarahtham
Reviewed yesterday

This "museum" is huge, and there is a lot to see. There is a large collection of Monet's and some van Gogh's. There are a number of very iconic paintings including "American Gothic" and "Nighthawks", and "Song of the Lark" which is said to have...More

Thank R. Scott T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plan at least a half a day here. Eclectic wonderful selection for all family members. Stones throw from the Comforts Suites.

Thank wfk00v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to see Gaugin specifically. Massive collection, well presented. Includes paintings pottery, furniture, drawings. Also go see the Chagall windows commissioned for Chicago.

Thank Kensal1951
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the variety of art work in this museum. I never thought I would find such great European impressionism pieces in a US city. I enjoyed the original French (Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin), Dutch (Van Gogh) and other pieces from the 19th century. But what...More

Thank damdoumk
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really impressive collection of a wide range of art. A good collection of Impressionists, especially Monet.

Thank djvh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made the trip to Chicago to see Hamilton. Joined the museum rather than simply pay for the visit - simplified entry and gave us the flexibility to visit twice without much difference in cost. The Art Institute of Chicago and the Gauguin exhibit were...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic collection of art. A must see. TripAdvisor wants me to use more words, but the above description says it all.

Thank Sarasota13
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24 July 2017|
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Response from LizBethob | Reviewed this property |
I would pick the Art Institute.
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.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Georgia F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! And you can purchase it on line and print it out at home. I don't think it is very much more expensive than general admission either. Go for it !