The Art Institute of Chicago is located in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park and offers two entrances, one at 111 S. Michigan Avenue and one at the Modern Wing at 159 East Monroe Street. It is easily accessible via CTA buses, EL trains, and the Metra commuter rail. It is just a 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk up S. Michigan from the Best Western Grant Park Hotel.
What is there to see at the Art Institute of Chicago?
Encompassing one million square feet, The Art Institute of Chicago houses some of the world's greatest masterpieces. Check out the extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and see famous works including American Gothic by Grant Wood, Pablo Picasso's Old Guitarist, the Walking Man by Auguste Rodin, and pop-art by Andy Warhol. Save time for the provocative art displays of "Hairy Who," created by six unconventional Chicago artists. AIC also has an impressive gift shop featuring everything from art replicas to jewelry, housewares, and souvenirs.