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Art Institute of Chicago: Collections of French Impressionist to Modern Art

Located in Chicago's Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. With more than 300,000 works in its permanent collection dating back 5,000 years, this encyclopedic museum and school showcases a little bit of everything, from Indian, Southeast Asian, and Himalayan art; Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art; African art; American art; American decorative art; pottery; bronzes; sculpture; installations; and modern art. Check out The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor for an up-close look at life from the Middle Ages. Stroll through iconic contemporary masterpieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. Visit the famed collection of 20th-century art including 30 pieces by the iconic French Impressionist, Claude Monet.


Prices -  Adults: $25, Seniors (65 +) & Students: $19, Teens (14-17): $19, Children under 14: Complimentary
*Chicago and Illinois residents get a discount with ID.

Hours -

Open daily from 10:30 am - 5 pm, and closes at 8:00 pm on Thursdays.


  • Gallery Talks
  • Family Programs
  • Temporary Exhibitions


  • Art Exhibits
  • Mini Tours
  • Concerts
  • Shopping
  • Films & Lectures
  • Dining


  • Where is the Art Institute of Chicago located?

    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.

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