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The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Art Museum
Grant Park, Chicago
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  • van gogh
  • monet
  • architecture
  • new modern wing
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  • Caitlin R.
    Caitlin Reed2 days ago
    I am in love with this museum! I wish I had more days to explore and enjoy it; if I were a local, I would definitely purchase a membership. Don't forget to flash your student ID when buying a ticket!
  • K
    K2 days ago
    There is something for everyone here!
  • Glen M.
    Glen Murphy1 week ago
    A mind blowing experience!
  • UpShift Digital
    UpShift Digital2 weeks ago
    Must go see the medieval suits of armor
  • Ashley G.
    Great museum with really nice exhibitions! I got in for free because I used my Bank of America card the first weekend of the month. The three cheese macaroni is also good in the cafe downstairs.
  • Alice Chenjing W.
    Wish I had more time. Awesome place with tons of masterpieces. Reserve your ticket on line in advance!
  • Ayan A.
    Definitely a must-see in Chicago!
  • Connie J.
    There is something for everyone!
  • ariel l.
    great art and good food.
  • April G.
    April GeFebruary 26
    My favorite art museum, you must go there. The Picassos' collection is amazing.
  • Echo T.
    Echo TongFebruary 21
    My favorite museum is Chicago, and love it forever!
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyFebruary 13
    One of the best museums...ever.
  • Ana Paula P.
    Sabe a whole day for it and make sure to catch yours and talks! Loved the contemporary collection
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicJanuary 8
    Don't skip the basement level. They have an odd but amazing collection of miniature houses. Like a fancy dollhouse.
  • Fabio S.
    Fabio SilvaJanuary 4
    Check in goggle if there are free admission before buy your ticket. If not citypass may worth for you
  • Tim C.
    Tim ConnorsDecember 31, 2016
    Chagall's Windows
  • Hannah A.
    Hannah AlkadiDecember 29, 2016
    This place upstaged MoMA completely. Islamic, Roman, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian American, African... could easily spend the entire day here. Wear nice shoes!
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoDecember 4, 2016
    Looks good, seems to be interesting
  • Linda G.
    Linda GloverNovember 23, 2016
    Everything, especially the impressionists exhibit.
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinNovember 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible art from all areas and time periods throughout the world. I love coming here.
  • Martha L.
    Martha L de GNovember 18, 2016
    Art collection is excellent!
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian RamirezNovember 13, 2016
    Pretty amazing. This is the MET of Chicago. Features every kind of art, notable artist, and region of the world across time. Beautiful building- especially the contemporary side.
  • Tony S.
    Tony StarkNovember 10, 2016
    This is by far my fave museum of them all. The Impressionist gallery is magnificent and the Modern Art wing is very complete, packed with Picasso's, Klee's, Miró's and many more master pieces.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 5, 2016
    Doesn't matter if you are not a huge art fan, just check it out from the outside.
  • Javier G
    Javier GOctober 30, 2016
    Need to spend around 3 hours or more
  • Diane P.
    Diane PondOctober 28, 2016
    The modern wing is great
  • Ardi R.
    Ardi RoosimaaOctober 21, 2016
    Fantastic collection of modern art!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphOctober 9, 2016
    The Modern Art wing is a must see!
  • Serge N.
    Serge NevskySeptember 15, 2016
    Not enough time in the day to see everything you want to see here. But an amazing and overwhelming collection.
  • Estephania R.
    Estephania ReisSeptember 12, 2016
    Reserve at least, half a day for this wonder!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangSeptember 11, 2016
    The miniature room exhibit is fantastic.
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeAugust 29, 2016
    If you go to any museum in Chicago, go to this one. You can easily spend 2+ hours in here. Don't miss the Modern Wing.
  • David L.
    David LeszcynskiAugust 23, 2016
    Even when it's super busy I find myself getting lost in the vast collection of art here.
  • Jordan T.
    Jordan TaylorAugust 21, 2016
    Amazing, beautiful museum
  • Mariana P.
    Mariana PantalenaAugust 7, 2016
    Great cultural place in Chicago. Their impressionist section is huge, many Monets and Renoirs. Amazing 6 of 16 Monet's haystacks. The Van Gogh's are very different from the New York museum collection.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WeimannAugust 7, 2016
    Take your time, there's an epic amount of stuff to see, displayed in context and expertly curated.
  • Jennie P.
    Jennie PinesJuly 29, 2016
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BonesJuly 16, 2016
    Huge collection and great tours of contemporary art offered with admission
  • Phil H.
    Phil HarrisJuly 15, 2016
    Everything.. I went in to see Edward Hoppers Nighthawks but saw so many other gems...10/10 😀
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SalasJuly 15, 2016
    what an amazing place, bigger than expected there is a lot to see from all time periods, highly recommend you get the city pass
  • Tim B.
    Tim BushnellJuly 4, 2016
    Wonderful exhibits, plan to spend more than one day if you want to see it all
  • Mikael U.
    Mikael UhtioJuly 4, 2016
    Very eclectic selection of art, from Antiquity to contemporary and modern
  • Antoine B.
    Antoine BdsJuly 3, 2016
    Best Institut ever
  • Jana A. Kri
    Jana A. KriJuly 2, 2016
    Absolute must visit! One time is definitely not enough: great selection of art and temporary exhibitions are very well curated. If nothing else, you'll get lost at their souvenir and book shop later..
  • Sofia T.
    Sofia TorresJuly 2, 2016
    Modern art gallery 💞
  • Devrim G.
    Devrim GündüzJune 30, 2016
    Visit the 1930 exhibition.
  • Christine M.
    Christine MurphyJune 24, 2016
    Amazing exhibits. Allow yourself a lot of time to see everything.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CJune 18, 2016
    Great museum. Some fantastic Impressionist classic paintings of Monet, Manet and Renoir.
  • Miharu C.
    Miharu ChamnanjakJune 16, 2016
    Enter through the Modern Wing on the Monroe side rather than the front entrance. Usually there is no line or a super short one compared to the main entrance on Michigan.
  • Carly S.
    Carly SJune 13, 2016
    Show up one hour before closing for a discounted rate ($15)!
  • T H.
    T HJune 4, 2016
    Make sure you bring cash for the coat check: it's $1 to check your bags/coat/umbrella
  • T H.
    T HJune 4, 2016
    Are you a Bank of America customer? Entrance is free the first full weekend of every month when you use your BOA debit or credit card👍🏾
  • Karl N.
    Karl NennigJune 3, 2016
    Old masters
  • Oleg Z.
    Oleg ZhogloJune 3, 2016
    Incredible collection of Impressionist paintings, don't miss the Miniature room in the lower level!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SinclairMay 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Broad array of culture and art, well organized and well set for multiple visits.
  • Karla L.
    Karla LopezMay 29, 2016
  • Lyubo C.
    Lyubo CholakovMay 21, 2016
    Modern art and photography
  • Junot J.
    Junot JulianoMay 20, 2016
    Dont miss it!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 19, 2016
    Best Museums according to
  • Timothy B.
    Timothy BurdonMay 16, 2016
    Modern art exhibition
  • Cindy M.
    Cindy MongerMay 15, 2016
    Art! Especially the Modern Wing...
  • Sam C.
    Sam CichanowiczMay 14, 2016
    Great art works especially Impressionism spectacular exhibits van Goghs bedrooms not to be missed
  • Ray & Jon
    Ray & JonMay 9, 2016
    By far my favorite art museum in the United States of America.
  • Yuliana V.
    I loved the exhibition Van Gogh!!😍😍😍
  • Alicia J.
    Alicia JMay 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Make it a habit to visit every few months for new exhibits. It's a great place to relax and wander. 🕶
  • J L.
    J LMay 7, 2016
    Modern Wing is gorgeous and has some great pieces.
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!May 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Self Portrait
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!May 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Vincent Van Gogh's BEDROOMS
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!May 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    🌟Van Gogh🌟
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMay 3, 2016
    Van Gogh's bedroom was less interesting than I thought and overcrowded. The other parts are pretty okay. Make sure that you have at least a half day for this museum.
  • Nailene G.
    Nailene GonzalezMay 3, 2016
    Van Gogh's Bedroom exhibit was fantastic!
  • Anupam S.
    Anupam SharmaMay 1, 2016
    The Van Gogh exhibit was spectacular!
  • Ezra P.
    Ezra PollardApril 29, 2016
    Hang in the garden, look at some paintings.
  • Jose C.
    Jose ColucciApril 23, 2016
    Amazing place. So much to see. Pace yourself if you visit w/ children. We left at 3 hours since it got a bit too boring for him - especially because the armor exhibit was closed. Will come back!
  • Pat G
    Pat GApril 22, 2016
    The van Gogh exhibit is fabulous. They keep outdoing themselves aand make each artist come alive.
  • Melvin M.
    Melvin McenteeApril 22, 2016
    You will need multiple visits to see everything
  • Diana Z.
    Diana ZuletaApril 20, 2016
    The Art Institute is a must see when in Chicago, with interesting and well curated exhibitions. Check out the free days, even though the ticket is well worth it.
  • Harley A.
    Harley AcresApril 19, 2016
    Incredible stuff here! This is where they shot "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" too.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacApril 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Besides being rated the world's best museum, the exhibit space, theater, lounge areas & just the authentic Chicago air (+Lions) are #EPIC
  • Micah P.
    Micah PfeifferApril 13, 2016
    I like the modern art exhibits as well as the ancient antiquities. The members lounge is really nice as well.
  • Terry P.
    Terry Peters CawleyApril 6, 2016
    I love the Special Exhibits
  • John K.
    John KiddeApril 4, 2016
    Great museum to see some of the greatest pieces in history.
  • Miguel D.
    Miguel DuarteApril 1, 2016
    Van Gogh's Three Rooms
  • Kaitlyn R.
    Kaitlyn ReedMarch 26, 2016
    Give yourself at least half a day, this place is huge and has so much great art.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BMarch 22, 2016
    Most wonderful place to visit to check out amazing art!
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MooradianMarch 20, 2016
    Probably one of the best collections of art in the world! Well done, Chicago.
  • Jameel S.
    Jameel SheriffMarch 19, 2016
    Van gogh's bedrooms exhibit. Wow what a treat to the eyes. :)..
  • Eva G.
    Eva GuadarramaMarch 14, 2016
    This is a great place to visit in Chicago. the art is always cool and very interesting, and the architecture inside and out is beautiful.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CMarch 13, 2016
    On rainy or crappy weather days, by a fast pass online. The extra $10 is worth not standing in the long visitors line. And you must see Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks' - it is timeless
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BoucMarch 12, 2016
    Classic paintings here. Get there when it opens and you won't have to wait. Expect to spend a couple hours here.
  • Liz R.
    Liz RuizMarch 9, 2016
    Incredible collections, has awesome art and best place to go when you want to learn more history.
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReidMarch 7, 2016
    Floor plan slightly confusing but collection of art was widespread and very impressive. Especially liked the Rodin sculptures.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacekFebruary 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best art museums in the world. Always amazed at the pieces here.
  • Tristan
    TristanFebruary 20, 2016
    Modern wing is amazing. Nothing like the MoMA, but a fine younger sister to it.
  • Marketa
    MarketaFebruary 19, 2016
    Definitely not to be missed when in Chicago. Loved the impressionists gallery.
  • A D.
    A DelFebruary 15, 2016
    Warhol, Monet, Picasso
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MannFebruary 14, 2016
    Amazing museum. 300,000 works of art. Spectacular contemporary exhibit and a checklist of notable paintings and painters. Fast Pass or pre purchased tix are recommended.
  • Gabrielle R.
    Gabrielle RosasFebruary 9, 2016
    required to check backpacks (wtf...). wouldn't let me check my resealable drink and made me throw it out...So yeah, come here with a fanny pack and bare essentials, don't look at em wrong either.psh
  • Sergio T.
    Sergio TorresJanuary 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best museum in the world. Literally!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    The Art Institute of Chicago has the country's best collection of Impressionist and Postimpressionist art, as well as the Renzo Piano–designed Modern Wing. Read more
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian Alva1 week ago
    Súper colección de impresionismo, arte moderno y contemporáneo. 25 dlls
  • Roberto M.
    Enorme el lugar, si no tienes cuidado con el mapa te pierdes... pero tiene excelentes obras, galerías, esculturas, etc.
  • Артем К.
    Много эксклюзива. Шикарный магазин сувениров.
  • Claudio Vinte C.
    Claudio Vinte ClaudioDecember 21, 2016
    Maravilhoso com muita arte impressionista, clássica, moderna, grega, romana, bizantina e o ponto alto do museu: o quadro "Cidade: A Rua" de Tarcila do Amaral...
  • Maria L.
    Maria LavegaOctober 31, 2016
    INCREÍBLEEE! De visita obligada. La colección de impresionismo y el ala moderna, del arquitecto Renzo Piano, dos joyas. Después de visitarlo, se entiende porqué se lo considera el mejor del mundo.
  • Sam C.
    Sam C.October 14, 2016
    Excelente Museo, el ala de arte moderno muy recomendable
  • Carlos G. R.
    Carlos G. RuedaOctober 14, 2016
    La colección es fascinante, especialmente la de impresionismo, que incluye lienzos de Monet, Renoir y Caillebotte, % otros. Mi sugerencia es escoger dos salas (y no todo el museo) para disfrutarlo.
  • Wanderlustravelblog
    WanderlustravelblogOctober 2, 2016
    Increíble museo, la colección de arte asiático y la de impresionismo fueron mis salas favoritas.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CostaOctober 1, 2016
    Museu excelente com um acervo fenomenal. Vale a visita.
  • Roberto G.
    Roberto GallegosSeptember 30, 2016
    El mejor museo al que he ido y uno de los mejores del mundo. Tiene una amplia colección de obras mundialmente conocidas (planea bien la visita para aprovecharlo todo). Muy recomendable la audioguía.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RodríguezSeptember 20, 2016
    El mejor museo del mundo.
  • Pedro P C B B.
    Pedro P C B BrunoSeptember 19, 2016
  • Dina C.
    Dina CarolinaJuly 27, 2016
    Todo maravilloso
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio Ruiz CuetoJune 23, 2016
    Hermoso lugar
  • Miguel Angel M.
    Gran museo. Muy variadas exposiciones.
  • Selene P.
    Selene PinAriApril 21, 2016
    Muy padre todo, tienes que llevar algo de tiempo si quieres ver todo detenidamente, aprovecha el citypass.
  • Armando B.
    Armando BlancoApril 9, 2016
    Es muy grande, y muchas cosas interesantes a ver, tomarse tiempo para verlo
  • Javy©
    Javy©April 4, 2016
    Excelente lugar
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