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The Art Institute of Chicago: Fast Pass

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The Art Institute of Chicago: Skip-The-Line & Semi-Private Tour

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There's plenty to see at the Art Institute of Chicago, but where to start? Your tickets get you up close and personal with some of the best art in the world across different eras and schools.

Late 19th-century European art at the Art Institute:

  • A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884-86), Georges Seurat
  • The Bedroom (1889), Vincent van Gogh
  • Woman Reading (1880-81), Édouard Manet

American art at the Art Institute of Chicago:

  • American Gothic (1930), Grant Wood
  • Nighthawks (1942), Edward Hopper
  • Sky above Clouds IV (1965), Georgia O’Keeffe

International modern art:

  • The Old Guitarist, (1903-04), Pablo Picasso
  • Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1910), Pablo Picasso
  • The Philosopher’s Conquest (1913-14), Giorgio de Chirico
  • Improvisation No. 30 (1913), Vasily Kandinsky

Sculpture and historic artifacts:

  • Buddha Shakyamuni Seated in Meditation (Dhyanamudra) India Tamil Nadu (about 12th century)
  • Face Mask – Ngady Mwaash (19th-20th century), Kuba
  • Hero Construction (1958), Richard Hunt

To avoid disappointment, make sure you book tickets for the Art Institute of Chicago in advance.

The Art Institute of Chicago tickets include:

  • Priority access to the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Access to all galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions

  • Free downloadable audio guide app with background stories behind the artworks

  • A 2.5-hour guided tour with an expert if you select the semi-private tour option

Useful information:

  • Coat and bag check is free. Bags and backpacks larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches are not allowed in the galleries and must be checked

  • You can bring your own water bottle inside. There are water filling stations located throughout

  • Currently there are no dining options inside the museum

  • There are two gift shops inside

  • Photography is permitted inside the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Selfie sticks are not allowed inside

  • Sketching with pencils is allowed inside

  • You can expect to spend one to four hours inside the museum, depending on the level of detail you want to discover it in

The Art Institute of Chicago opening hours:

  • Find the latest opening times. The first hour of every day, the hour before the official opening time, is reserved for member-only viewing

  • The museum is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Free entry:

The following groups can enter the Art Institute for free:

  • Children under 14

  • Chicago teens under 18

  • Students who attend one of the institute's University Partner schools

  • LINK and WIC cardholders

  • Illinois educators

  • Active-duty military and their families (Armed Services Day - Labor Day)

Learn more about reserving your free tickets online to see the full list of eligible participants.

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Danielle,  United States United States
03 Dec 2022
The personal touch of being led through the museum , assuring all pivotal artists and genres of art are seen. The history and current twists on the artist is by far the best way to tour.
Semi-Private Skip The Line Tour of The Art Institute of Chicago
Pilar ,  United States United States
01 May 2023
Beautiful museum! Looking forward to becoming a member and returning.
The Art Institute of Chicago: Fast Pass
Mark,  United States United States
12 May 2023
Extraordinary! I especially love the impressionism paintings!
The Art Institute of Chicago: Fast Pass

About: The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the US, attracting approximately 1.5 million guests annually. It is home to some of the world's most famous paintings including The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, and Grant Wood's American Gothic, among countless other works.

Tuesday Closed
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Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Monday 11:00 - 17:00
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave, IL 60603, Chicago
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