The Art Institute of Chicago
Located atVisit WebsiteCategory: Attractions
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Chicago, Illinois 60603
The Art Institute of ChicagoIn Grant Park, discover a premier art haven for those looking to uncover 5,000 years of human creativity, from Impressionism to Post-Impressionism. The Art Institute of Chicago is packed with 260,000 paintings,, drawings and sculptures from masters like Edward Hopper, Monet, van Gogh, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Visitors will also enjoy premier exhibitions, educational programs and lectures, and world-class restaurants and cafes.
Details:Hours: Daily, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Ticket Price: Adults $23, Seniors $17, students $17, Children under 14 are free
Admission-Free: The museum is free to Illinois residents every Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Explore 260,000 works, from Impressionism to post-Impressionism
- Pick-up exhibition books at the souvenir shop
- Catch acclaimed exhibitions
- Dine on authentic Italian cuisine at Terzo Piano
- Sip on coffee & tea at Caffe Moderno
Events At the MuseumFrom educational programs for teens to must-see exhibitions, there's always something going on at the Art Institute of Chicago. Check the museum's event calendar and pencil in a gallery talk, exhibition, informative lecture, impressive concert or performance.
Navigating The MuseumWith so many exhibition rooms and plenty of things to do, it might be overwhelming to see everything you want to. Before your arrival, download the Pathfinder floor plan of the museum or the mini-tour on your smartphone, or rent the in-house audio guide for $7 to enjoy expanded explanations of the collection's highlights.
Q1: How do I get here and where do I park?A1: The museum is located on South Michigan Avenue in Grant park. Parking is available nearby at the East Monroe Street and Millennium Park garages, and Grant Park's south and north garages. Daily valet parking is available for $20 at the Modern Wing entrance from 10:30 a.m. until half an hour before closing.
Q2: Can I take photos in the museum?A2: Yes. No-flash photos of the permanent collection are allowed. Please be mindful of the signage in temporary exhibitions or for specific works of art around the museum.
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