Art Institute of Chicago


The historic wing of the city’s premier art museum was originally built for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and later transformed to accommodate a permanent collection of ancient through contemporary art. Its Modern Wing, added in 2009, houses 20th- and 21st-century art and makes the institute one of the nation’s largest museums.

Among the world-famous paintings here are Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Grant Wood’s American Gothic, and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. You’ll find unexpected treasures, too, including a marvelous collection of miniature rooms with intricately detailed interiors. And having your picture taken with the two bronze lions that guard the Michigan Avenue entrance is a Chicago tradition.


111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60603


41.88068500, -87.62424400

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Sun.--Wed. and Fri.--Sat. 10:30–5; Thurs. 10:30--8.
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(312) 443-3600

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