Art Institute of Chicago
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 92%History Buffs
- 83%Local Culture
- 83%Family Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
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- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jun 25, 2014
I love this museum! There are so many great art pieces and it so easy to navigate. Few tips don’t need to buy tickets in advance just get them when you get there. If you want to buy another other Chicago attractions you can buy there also. Plan on spending a couple of hours there exploring the grounds. Make sure you stop by the Monet Room to enjoy his paintings.
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- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jun 07, 2014
The art institute is my favorite part of Chicago. Definitely one of those museums that requires more than a single visit to see. Their impressionist collection is out of this world. It is simply one of the best in the country. They also boast amazing guest exhibits. I saw the works of Picasso exhibit last year. It blew my mind. If you haven't been to the Art institue, GO. GO NOW.Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersApr 22, 2014
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.Recommended for:
- 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!Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersFeb 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.Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversJan 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.Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jun 07, 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.Recommended for:
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- 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.Recommended for:
- 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.Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 02, 2013
**A MUST-VISIT ART MUSEUM**
What is this? Art and impressionism?
Buy online: $2-$2.50 service fee per ticket
Or buy at the Museum (which we did).
$23 for entry
$20 for Illinois residents
$18 for Chicago residents
No wait, no lines (everyone was at the Chicago Taste instead).
Open daily 10:30-5:00
Thursday until 8:00
The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Free Thursday Evenings
Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Lots of light, wonderful art work, and easy to navigate.
Experienced the internationally acclaimed exhibition for IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY.
First exhibit to uncover the relationship between art and fashion from the mid-1860s through the mid-1880s as Paris became the style capital of the world.
Featuring 75 major figure paintings by Caillebotte, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Seurat, including many never before seen in North America.
Great vibe, spacious layouts, and most importantly, awesome art.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 07, 2014
Along Michigan Avenue and a block from Millennium Park, spend a few hours taking in beautiful Art from around the world. Stop for a Picasso or two. Chicago residents can enjoy a few free days each year.Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesJun 26, 2013
I went to the Art Institute on one it's " Freedays". I could not believe that I got to see some of my favorite art work of all time without even paying admission. Surely , aside from the Louvre the best art museum I have had the pleasure of spending time in. The impressionist room is simply insane, My eyes began to water when I got up close to the tedious dots in Seurat's " A Sunday on La Grande Jatte". A must go for any art lover, especially late 19th and early 20th century art.Recommended for:
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Jun 17, 2014
You really can spend days here if you want, but don't let that intimidate you or make you think you dont' have enough time. You don't have to see it all on your first or every trip. It's worth going if you have at least an hour and a half, I'd say.
Pick a room. Enjoy it. You may have to walk away from your buddy or group *gasp* but I think a huge part of viewing art is doing it in my own order and at my own pace. I like to have a back-up rendezvous time for exactly this reason.
Also- you'll probably want to have a deep talk after all that art. Grab a coffee, drink or food at the famed gastropub, The Gage, across the street afterwards.
If you are an Illinois resident, check the website for free days, usually on Thursday nights.