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Art Institute of Chicago

Category: Entertainment, Attractions
Working Hours
Sunday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
General Info
111 South Michigan Avenue
Neighborhood Loop, North Central
(312) 443-3600

Chicago visitors flock to the Art Institute of Chicago, located in Grant Park, to admire two very important and much-parodied American works, Grant Wood’s famous 1930 painting, American Gothic (the iconic farmer with a pitchfork, standing next to his spinster daughter), and Edward Hopper’s 1942 Nighthawks (the painting of people sitting in a late-night diner that adorns many a dorm room wall on reproduction posters).

Of course, that’s not the only art that draws people to this magnificent museum; you’ll also see more than 30 works by Monet, including some Haystacks and Water Lilies, Seurat’s famous Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s At the Moulin Rouge and works by Renior, Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso and Cassat, among many others. The building itself is a historical landmark, guarded by two bronze lions at its Michigan Avenue entrance.

Adults: $18; Children, Students and Seniors (65 and up): $12; Children (under 14): Free; Members: Free
Payment Methods
  • Garage

Free for all Illinois residents:

Weekdays from Jan. 2 - Feb. 8, 2013.

In addition, the museum is free for all Illinois residents every first and second Wednesday of the month.

Children 13 and under always free.