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Art Institute of Chicago

Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Best Attractions & Activities, Museums, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: A highlight of any trip to Chicago, this museum is home to one of the best and most diverse art collections in the world. People are drawn first to the vast Impressionist collection, including the world's largest group of Monet paintings. But treasures abound, including the haunting "American Gothic" and Seurat's groundbreaking Pointillist work. The contemporary section has been expanded and now includes pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Pollock, and Warhol. The temporary shows are also well known and always receive critical acclaim. Kids particularly enjoy the Thorne Rooms, 68 miniature room models with intricately detailed European interiors from the 16th century through the 1930s as well as American furnishings from the 17th century to 1940.

Family-Friendly Museums: A highlight of any trip to Chicago, this museum is home to one of the best and most diverse art collections in the world. But there's plenty here that will interest kids, including the Thorne Miniature Rooms, the displays of armor worn by Medieval knights, and the Elizabeth Morse Touch Gallery where children are encouraged to touch the art pieces. Adults will be wowed by the Art Institute's vast Impressionist collection, including the world's largest group of Monet paintings. But treasures abound, including the haunting "American Gothic." The contemporary section includes pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Pollock, and Warhol. The temporary shows are also well known and always receive critical acclaim. Kids particularly enjoy the Thorne Rooms, 68 miniature room models with intricately detailed European interiors from the 16th century through the 1930s as well as American furnishings from the 17th century to 1940.


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111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

Map / Directions
312-443-3600


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Expert Tips by Jamie Bartosch

Chicago Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "Check out the world's largest Monet collection."

Family-Friendly Museums: "Make sure the kids peek in the windows of the Thorne Miniature Rooms - 68 dollhouse rooms with incredible attention to detail."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago can view the haunting "American Gothic" and Seurat's groundbreaking Pointillist work.

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This is one of the best art museum's in the world, and home to the largest Monet collection.

Expert Tips by Megy Karydes

Chicago Local Expert

Museums, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: "Check out the world's largest Monet collection."

Best for Museums, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing Because: Visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago can view the haunting "American Gothic" and Seurat's groundbreaking Pointillist work.

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