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The Art Institute of Chicago

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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...more
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111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed today

The museum was will appointed with beautiful and interesting collections of painting and other works of art. In addition they were well displayed to maximize the viewing pleasure.

Thank Nicholas T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum has lots of great art and the seasonal special exhibits are wonderful to see. However, we were standing on the sidewalk talking with someone and our small dog stepped 2 inches from the public sidewalk onto the gallery’s sidewalk and the security guard...More

Thank DeschutesSMC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends and I visited this museum while on a trip celebrating our retirement. We were awe-struck by the Impressionism art display. The people who worked there were exceptionally helpful and kind, including C. Boyd who went out of her way to escort us to...More

Thank mjgreen2014
Reviewed yesterday

This is a world class art gallery and totally justifies taking some hours to visit. I personally do not enjoy the modern/contemporary art that is displayed but I will accept that perhaps I just don't understand it. But that is really a minor aspect for...More

Thank GRW720
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Known for Impressionism masterpieces this museum really delivers! It’s collection is extensive and we’ll laid out; you should allow at least three hours. Their American collection is wonderful too

Thank 70carlag
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the institute during our trip and I have to say it was pretty amazing. The selection and range of art was vast: from sculpture to Impressionism, American art to contemporary and pop art. I was really impressed with the original ‘Rodins’ there, almost...More

Thank Anita A
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you do nothing else in Chicago, be sure to pay a visit to the Art Institute. It is one of the top art galleries in North America, and certainly in the top 20-30 in the world. Its collections are varied, and its special exhibitions...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Largest collection of impressionists out side of France! So many treasures to see! Monet, Renoir, Manet, Rembrandt: the list of masters is seemingly endless. Gallery after gallery of awe-inspiring art. Ancient treasures and contemporary artists. Plan your visit: wear comfortable shoes. Even if you stay...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting this museum for years and have never been disappointed. The permanent collection is wide and deep. The special exhibitions are educational and inspiring. A true “must see”.

Thank 204IreneS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't say enough about our visit to the Art Institute. So much to see and learn with all the great art displayed... You don't want to miss this place while in Chicago

Thank David K
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
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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Hannah M
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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.
18 July 2018|
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Response from M7920LFjiml | Reviewed this property |
No dress code I was aware of. Shorts collarless shirt was my mode
8 July 2018|
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Response from 752jeaninew | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say. Depends on your interest and endurance. I would allocate half a day. You won’t see everything but you can hit your priority sections.