Cleaning and safety practices
Celebrated masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Renoir & Seurat
Greatest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris
Mobile experience & digital interactive tours for families
Renaissance & medieval art objects including arms and armors
Thorne Miniature Rooms
What's included, what's not
Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
Use free WiFi to download the Official Mobile App from the App Store to explore the museum
Pre-recorded mobile app commentary provided in English, Mandarin, and Spanish
Know Before You Book
Children 13 and younger are complimentary.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Please bring your own headphones and smart phone to download the Art Institute's mobile app to listen to complimentary audio tours, explore the collection, and learn more about the museum.
What you can expect
Spend the day lingering over one of the finest collections of art in the world at The Art Institute of Chicago. Download the mobile experience, with audio tours and a location-aware map to help you plot a course through the museum’s 1 million square feet of exhibit space, the second largest in the country, which showcases 300,000 works of art.
The Art Institute boasts the largest collection of impressionist art outside of Paris. Ponder the mesmerizing landscape of Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte and peer into the 19th-century before Gustav Caillebotte's Paris Street; Rainy Day. In the American collection, marvel at iconic works like the Nighthawks diner scene by Edward Hopper and the Midwestern farmer and daughter depicted in Grant Wood’s American Gothic.
Be sure to stop in one of the 2 gift shops for an art-inspired souvenir.
Edward Hopper. Nighthawks, 1942. Friends of the American Art Collection. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Gustave Caillebotte. Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877. Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worcester Collection. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Armor for Man and Horse, about 1520 with modern costume. George F. Harding Collection. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Edward Kemeys. Lion (One of a Pair, South Pedestal), 1893. Gift of Mrs. Henry Field. The Art Institute of Chicago.
Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1889. Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Pablo Picasso. The Old Guitarist, late 1903–early 1904. Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. © 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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