111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Always a great way to spend the day. Good collection of paintings, drawings,various art. Must see the miniature rooms. New modern wing. Cafeteria has good selections and overall great experience. If you are a Bank of America customer, check Museum on us, first weekend of the month - free admission. Enjoy!
I will admit we are not exactly “Art people” but this collection was absolutely amazing. We loved seeing some famous pieces, in person. We couldn’t believe the age of some of the sculptures. Everything was well laid out. The miniature rooms and weapons collection were especially fascinating. We could’ve spent days here and not seen all we wanted to. It is a bit easy to get lost or miss exhibits so make sure you ask the friendly staff or use a map.
I stop here every time I am in Chicago. This museum is one of my favorite places I've ever been. Of course, the Impressionist exhibit is breathtaking, but every area in the museum is fantastic! Absolutely worth the entrance fee. I could easily spend a few days perusing the various exhibits. I look forward to the next time I can visit!
The Art Institute has beautiful art to look at. It's quite spacious so you won't get bored if you're and art fanatic or even if you're just there passing by. Paintings by famous artist are there which livens up the place. The price isn't bad but it's not a great deal either. The location of it is also amazing because there's so much to do around the institute too.
BEST MUSEUM IN CHICAGO! and one of the best museums in the world. I love this museum, it is my favorite one in the city. They have the largest collection of impressionist paintings outside of Paris. They even have one of Van Gogh’s bedroom (one of three he painted). In terms of American art, they have the Mona Lisa - American Gothic. The armory is also one of the best collections I have ever seen! Even compared to many museums in Europe. The Art Institute also has many sculptures from all over the world. I love the ones from Rome. My favorite one is the bust of Marcus Aurelius (it is massive...). The people’s reaction is incredible, specially after watching the movie Gladiator. They also have a torso of an emperor that is impressive. I am a member and I come here at least twice a month (sometimes more) - they always have new stuff to see or things to do. The souvenir shop is great and not as expensive as one might think. The book store is also superb, one of the best in the city. Coming to Chicago and not visiting the art museum is like going to Paris and not visiting the Louvre - a crime!
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