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Tickets for The Art Institute of Chicago: Fast Pass

Hang out with Picasso, Dalí, Monet, Renoir, Warhol, and many more!

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Wheelchair accessible: Wheelchairs are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis
Audio guide: Free downloadable audio guide app available
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.



  • See famous art at the Art Institute of Chicago, America's second-largest art museum with a timeless collection of masterpieces
  • Don't miss iconic works by Monet, Dalí, Warhol, Matisse, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Renoir, Hokusai, Wood, and more
  • Discover thousands of hidden gems from lesser-known artists, and explore fascinating temporary exhibitions


El Greco: Ambition and Defiance
Now on  - Jun 21, 2020

Dive into the unique career of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, aka El Greco (1541-1614), and explore the artist's great ambition and artistic vision.

El Greco was a master of reinvention. This exhibition is centered around his most famous work, a massive altarpiece titled The Assumption of the Virgin (1577-1579). There are also large-scale canvases and intimate panel paintings, all of which showcase the artist's changing style throughout his career.

Monet and Chicago
Now on  - Sep 7, 2020

The Art Institute of Chicago's 33 paintings and 13 drawings by Claude Monet constitutes the largest Monet collection outside of Paris. In this special exhibition, explore even more Monet, and see how the Father of Impressionism's unique relationship with Chicago unfolded.

In this first-of-its-kind exhibition, browse over 60 paintings, including beloved major works, rarely seen still lifes, portraits of Monet's family, and seascapes and landscapes of remote areas of France, England, Italy, and Norway.


Home to some of the world's most recognizable artworks, the Art Institute of Chicago is America's second-largest art museum. Seeing famous art at the Art Institute of Chicago is a reliable way to ensure your day in the Windy City is nothing short of spectacular.

Secure your tickets for the Art Institute of Chicago and browse masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí, Katsushika Hokusai, Paul Cézanne, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Georges Seurat, Edward Hopper, and Grant Wood – and that doesn't even scratch the surface of what's here!

Whether you're a casual art browser or a seasoned connoisseur, the Art Institute of Chicago will blow your mind with its seemingly neverending collection of treasures and masterpieces that rivals any of America's or Europe's top art powerhouses.

See iconic works like Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, van Gogh's The Bedroom, Picasso's The Old Guitarist, Grant Wood's American Gothic, Monet's Stacks of Wheat, Dalí's Inventions of the Monsters, and so many more.

Aside from the breathtaking permanent collection, the Art Institute of Chicago is also home to amazing temporary exhibitions that explore a diverse range of themes and topics.


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What's included

Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
Access to the museum's galleries and nonticketed exhibitions
Free downloadable audio guide app
Free WiFi available at the museum
Free daily talks

What's not included

Special exhibitions
Additional info

Audio guides can also be rented for a small extra fee. They are compatible with t-coil hearing induction loops and are free for visually impaired visitors & their escorts.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket


Please pass the admission lines at the Michigan Avenue entrance at 111 S. Michigan or the Modern Wing entrance at 159 E. Monroe and proceed directly to the security desk to present your smartphone ticket for entry.


Opening hours

Monday 10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 20:00
Thursday 10:30 - 20:00
Friday 10:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:30 - 17:00
Sunday 10:30 - 17:00

How to get there

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave, IL 60603, Chicago
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Ratings & reviews

61 Reviews
Mar 8, 2020
Very interesting place to visit I will definitely come back
Mar 8, 2020
Quick entry. The museum is awesome!
Feb 17, 2020
Wonderful- easy. Thank you!

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