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 (134)
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofStudentsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 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 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+ 5Jul 07, 2013
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.
- 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.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofStudentsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10May 10, 2013
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.
- Art Institute of ChicagoMember ofStudentsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.