Art Institute of Chicago
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 96%History Buffs
- 91%Local Culture
- 84%Family Travelers
- 65%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (135)
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Feb 13, 2014
The Art Institute of Chicago boasts one of the largest collection of Joseph Cornell boxes on the planet. Enough to be a gallery completely unto itself, even! When in Boystown, it's certainly important to do as the boys do, but sometimes it's necessary to create a quiet moment for yourself at a museum. And this one is a beauty!
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFeb 07, 2014
In a city that's home to an exceptional number of truly great museums, the Art Institute may be the best of all. The museum is home to so many famous pieces that it's facile to list them all, and kids will enjoy the excellent armor court. An absolute must for any visitor to one of the world's great culture cities.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Jan 24, 2014
This renown art museum is located in Grant Park. It has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art as well as significant American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art.
The recent expansion of the building allows more of the permanent collection to be displayed. It's a little confusing to move between the old and new sections but the staff are around everywhere and can help direct you to where you want to go.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 23, 2014
The Art Institute is well worth the price of admission (especially on Thursday nights, when it's free!), and really does have something for everyone. They've got galleries that showcase ancient China and contemporary America, and everything in between. Be sure to check out the Modern Wing, which was finished just a few years ago. When you're finished, walk across the street to get some fresh air at Millennium Park.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 28, 2013
Great collection of artwork including my favourite impressionist artists like Monet as well as Rembrandt. Its found within the Grant Park complex
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 05, 2013
For art buffs, no trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the Art Institute, which is not only one of the most famous museums in the country, but also one of the biggest. As such, it's best to block out at least a couple of hours, and look online to see what exhibits are open and plan a route to make sure you get to see all of your favorite works.
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- Art Institute of ChicagoOct 19, 2013
Top-ranked nationally, this downtown art museum in the Loop on Michigan Ave. holds stop-in-your-tracks treasures, like masters of impressionism, medieval stained glass, Renaissance portraits, and pop art classics. The Asian art galleries are hushed hideaways. Downstairs take the kids to see the historical miniature rooms, like dolls' houses that go skipping across the ages and around the world.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
I just about grew up at this place and visit every time I'm in Chicago. They have a terrific collection of Impressionist's work, and now the new Modern Wing has three floors with lots of space for some really great contemporary art. I like the de Koonings, but you may go for the Jasper Johns. It's a big museum, so plan a full day, or maybe take you time and visit twice. The cafe is good, and if you like tiny stuff you'll be gaga over the miniature homes in the Thorne Rooms. Lately I head straight to the photo exhibits.