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Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Art Institute of Chicago
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111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60603 312-443-3600
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Art Institute of Chicago: Exhibits, Tours & Lectures

Located in Chicago's Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum known for its impressive permanent collection. Art lovers can view over 260,000 pieces of art ranging from Japanese prints, European sculpture, and photography to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.  Head over to the Modern Wing for contemporary and modern art displays along with architecture and design exhibits. The Chicago Art Institute also hosts special exhibitions, tours and lectures. Famous for one of the largest collections of art in America, the museum is respected throughout the world for its commitment to the visual arts.



  • Friday-Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


  • Youth (14-18): $17.00
  • Senior (65 and up): $17.00
  • Student: $17.00
  • Adult: $23.00




  • Exhibits
  • Guided Tours
  • Lectures
  • Museum Shop
  • Dining


  • Does the Museum Offer Dining? Is It Difficult to Find Parking?

    Terzo Piano features Italian cuisine, and the Museum Cafe and Caffe Moderno serve beverages, sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks and desserts. There is no parking facility at the Art Institute of Chicago but there are many underground parking lots a few blocks away. We are also easily accessible by mass transit.
  • Does General Admission Include Special Exhibitions? Are free admission Days Offered?

    General admission tickets include all special exhibitions. Illinois residents receive complimentary admission every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fast Pass tickets allow guests to avoid general admission lines at the entrance and offer quicker access to permanent gallery collections and special exhibitions.

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