Art Institute of Chicago

Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, Museums

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Fri-Wed: 10:30am-5pm
  • Thu: 10:30am-8pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $20 - $25; Senior (65) $14 - $19; Student $14 - $19; Child (14-17) Free - $19; Child (14 and under) Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "In addition to the world's largest Monet collection, explore the museum's Modern Wing for one of the world's great collections of modern and contemporary art."
  • Things to Do in Fall: "Consider some of the ancillary action like a course in "Painting, Pop and Printmaking" or a sketch class in pop subjects and techniques."
  • Family-Friendly Museums: "Enjoy free admission for kids under 14 and Chicago teens under 18. Be sure to include family-friendly art-making activities, self-guides and games."
  • 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 Things to Do in Fall Because: It's the first major retrospective of the artist and pop phenom's work organized by a US institution in 30 years.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This is one of the best art museum's in the world, and home to a stunning Impressionist collection.

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