Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA) – expositions, opening hours, address, phone numbers, official website.

Before you go on a tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, check the availability of space on your camera’s memory card! A visit to the museum promises to be very rich, and the number of photographs – a record high. Already on the way to the massive staircase leading to the museum, tourists begin to frantically click the shutters of their cameras: they are greeted by two huge bronze lions, created in 1894 by the American sculptor Edward L. Kemeys. Emerald lions guard the neoclassical beaux-arts building, built for the World’s Columbian Exposition with a view to organizing an art collection after the event closes. In fact, the Academy of Design, organized in 1879, moved here, which received the name of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1893 and exhibited the collected masterpieces.  See citypopulationreview for state facts, symbols and history of Virginia.

The art collection of the Art Institute of Chicago impresses with the number of masterpieces of European impressionism.

After the construction of the “Modern Wing” in 2009, the Institute of Arts acquired additional halls, which housed collections of European painting and sculpture of the 20th and 21st centuries, examples of masterpieces of architecture and design, photography and contemporary art. As a result of the reconstruction, an internal garden was also created, on the terrace with open-air sculptures you can cool off and enjoy the views of the neighboring Millennium Park.

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The art collection of the museum impresses with the number of masterpieces of European impressionism. In order to slowly and passionately examine all this wealth of canvases and enjoy the closeness of world-famous paintings, even a few days will not be enough. Connoisseurs and connoisseurs of the work of Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir will be delighted with the contemplation of works that are familiar in detail from albums and pictures on the net. Canvases “Sunday on the island of Grand Jatte” by Georges Seurat, “Bedroom in Arles” and “Self-portrait” by Vincent van Gogh, “Paris street in rainy weather” by Gustave Caillebotte, “Moulin Rouge” by Toulouse-Lautrec, “Two Sisters” by Auguste Renoir they don’t need a special introduction.

The contemporary art exhibition is no less detailed and representative. The rooms of the new Modern Wing flaunt American and European paintings, among which the works of Grant Wood, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stand out.

In April 2015, it was announced that the museum had received the most valuable gift in the history of art. Collectors Edlis and Neeson presented him with a collection of pop art with the condition of mandatory exposure for 50 years.

Even if you do not see the point in contemplating framed rectangles painted and hung along the walls, you should pay attention to other exhibitions of the Institute of Arts. For example, to the exhibition “Arms and Armor”, representing military ammunition of several centuries, to artefacts of arts and crafts, to the famous collection of photographs, or to an exotic exhibition originally from Asia, illustrating five thousand years of art development in China, India, Southwest Asia, in the Near and Middle East.

The “range” of countries and cardinal points is complemented by classics from Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, the halls with collections of African art excite the imagination and imagination.

Children who get bored from walking along the endless corridors should be sent to the Kraft educational center, where various interactive attractions are organized. It is possible that now you will have to wait for the enthusiastic children to “taste” all the entertainment of the center before going home.

Useful information

Address: Chicago, S Michigan ave, 111.

Phone: +1 (312) 443-36-00.

Opening hours: Tuesday: 10:00 – 20:00, Wednesday – Monday: 10:00 – 17:00. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Entrance: 25 USD, for students and visitors over 65 years old: 19 USD, for children under 14 years old admission is free. The museum is included in the Adult Fast Pass ( 35 USD ), Senior Fast Pass ( 29 USD ), Student Fast Pass ( 29 USD ).

How to get there: the museum is located south of the famous Millennium Park, only 100 meters from the nearest metro station Adams / Wabash.


Prices on the page are for December 2021.

Art Institute of Chicago