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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 300,000 works of art ranging from Japanese prints, European sculpture, and photography to French Impressionist, Himalayan, and Indian art. Head over to the Modern Wing for contemporary and modern art displays along with architecture and design exhibits by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. Visit the famed collection of 20th-century art including 30 pieces by the iconic, Claude Monet. 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.



  • Adult: $25
  • Senior (65 +) & Students: $19
  • Youth (14-17): $19
  • Children under 14: Free


  • Friday - Wednesday: 10:30 am to 5 pm
  • Thursdays: Open until 8 pm


  • Gallery Talks
  • Pop-up Exhibitions


  • Exhibits
  • Guided Tours
  • Films & Lectures
  • Museum Shop
  • Dining
  • Concerts




  • Does The Museum Offer Dining? Is It Difficult To Find Parking?

    From gourmet meals to casual snacks, the Art Institute of Chicago offers a variety of dining options. Terzo Piano features fine dining Mediterranean cuisine using farm-sourced ingredients. The Museum Cafe offers family-friendly dining with a kid's menu featuring healthy dining choices. The Balcony Cafe offers quick grab-and-go snacks, desserts, and beverages. Visitors may valet park for $28 on most days, or park at the nearby lots on East Monroe, Grant Park, or Millennium Park. We are also easily accessible by mass transit for convenience.
  • Does General Admission Include Special Exhibitions? Are Free Admission Days Offered?

    Yes, general admission tickets include all special exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. Illinois residents receive complimentary admission every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 pm. Museum admission is free for Chicago teens under the age of 18. 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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