The Art Institute Of Chicago

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The Art Institute is among the best art museums in the country, if not the world. Vast collection of exhibits - painting, sculpture, multimedia, and sociological pieces. Very well organized, lots of room to walk in, and always appropriately quiet. The exhibits change frequently and are usually fascinating. Admission prices are still reasonable, and worth it considering how much stuff there is inside. Great location on the lake right buy the loop and various parks. A great place to go, either with friends, or just by yourself to wander around looking at some amazing stuff.

PROS: excellent collection, location
CONS: don't park - take the el

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The Art Institute is among the best art museums in the country, if not the world. Vast collection of exhibits - painting, sculpture, multimedia, and sociological pieces. Very well organized, lots of room to walk in, and always appropriately quiet. The exhibits change frequently and are usually fascinating. Admission prices are still reasonable, and worth it considering how much stuff there is inside. Great location on the lake right buy the loop and various parks. A great place to go, either with friends, or just by yourself to wander around looking at some amazing stuff.

PROS: excellent collection, location
CONS: don't park - take the el

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I have always enjoyed stopping in and looking around. There are new exhibits all the time. My absolute favorite exhibit are the Thorne rooms. The miniature rooms are just very awe inspiring. The book shop is open free to the public so if you don't have time to go in to look at the art itself you can bring home reproductions, books and other items at reasonable prices.

PROS: easy to get to
CONS: the hours- could be open an hour or 2 later

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I have always enjoyed stopping in and looking around. There are new exhibits all the time. My absolute favorite exhibit are the Thorne rooms. The miniature rooms are just very awe inspiring. The book shop is open free to the public so if you don't have time to go in to look at the art itself you can bring home reproductions, books and other items at reasonable prices.

PROS: easy to get to
CONS: the hours- could be open an hour or 2 later

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The art institute is a Chicago staple - definitely visit if you are in town. They have some great famous paintings by people you've heard of - Van Gogh, Rembrant, Dali, Picasso. And even more wonderful works by people you've never heard of. The museum is truly gigantic and can take a long time to go through - so plan on bringing or buying lunch. There's also a great gift shop to pick up souvenirs of what you've just seen once you are feeling inspired. Tuesday's are free admission so that's a great time to go. And spend a few minutes before or after hanging out on the steps, checking out the passer-bys on Michigan Avenue.

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The art institute is a Chicago staple - definitely visit if you are in town. They have some great famous paintings by people you've heard of - Van Gogh, Rembrant, Dali, Picasso. And even more wonderful works by people you've never heard of. The museum is truly gigantic and can take a long time to go through - so plan on bringing or buying lunch. There's also a great gift shop to pick up souvenirs of what you've just seen once you are feeling inspired. Tuesday's are free admission so that's a great time to go. And spend a few minutes before or after hanging out on the steps, checking out the passer-bys on Michigan Avenue.

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The art institute of Chicago is a great place to spend the entire afternoon. They have great traveling exhibits. This place is inexpensive to get into. I would recommend using this map to get around because it is easy to get lost or miss something that you really want to see. I have been here a few times and it seems like a new place each time I visit. I think it is a good family friendly place, kids love the armor exhibit!

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The art institute of Chicago is a great place to spend the entire afternoon. They have great traveling exhibits. This place is inexpensive to get into. I would recommend using this map to get around because it is easy to get lost or miss something that you really want to see. I have been here a few times and it seems like a new place each time I visit. I think it is a good family friendly place, kids love the armor exhibit!

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One of my favorite places ever. The collection is amazing and the art institute is just a cool place to wander around.
Many of the displays rotate... so it's slightly different every time you go. Some of the more well-known pieces include Picasso's 'Old Guitarist', Wood's 'American Gothic', Hopper's 'Nighthawks', plus lots of O'Keeffe, Magritte, Brancusi sculptures, etc etc. Lots of contemporary works too, like Pollack, de Kooning, and Rothko. Chagall's stained glass window is gorgeous (you may remember it from "Ferris Bueller" :) I could go on and on.... and of course there are also huge sections on ancient art, Asian and African art, photography, displays of arms & armour, and more. I also love the miniature room downstairs.

The Art Institute holds must-see exhibitions all the time. Some of the more memorable ones I have seen over the years include a giant Monet exhibit over dozens of rooms (it literally took me hours to get through), Van Gogh/Gauguin, and Seurat last year.

Tuesdays are free, so it's nice to stop in even for a few minutes if you're in the area. The building itself is even a work of art and in a great location too--right on Michigan avenue in the middle of everything, just minutes from the lake. This is just a really special place and I think it's one of Chicago's real treasures.

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CONS: None!

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One of my favorite places ever. The collection is amazing and the art institute is just a cool place to wander around.
Many of the displays rotate... so it's slightly different every time you go. Some of the more well-known pieces include Picasso's 'Old Guitarist', Wood's 'American Gothic', Hopper's 'Nighthawks', plus lots of O'Keeffe, Magritte, Brancusi sculptures, etc etc. Lots of contemporary works too, like Pollack, de Kooning, and Rothko. Chagall's stained glass window is gorgeous (you may remember it from "Ferris Bueller" :) I could go on and on.... and of course there are also huge sections on ancient art, Asian and African art, photography, displays of arms & armour, and more. I also love the miniature room downstairs.

The Art Institute holds must-see exhibitions all the time. Some of the more memorable ones I have seen over the years include a giant Monet exhibit over dozens of rooms (it literally took me hours to get through), Van Gogh/Gauguin, and Seurat last year.

Tuesdays are free, so it's nice to stop in even for a few minutes if you're in the area. The building itself is even a work of art and in a great location too--right on Michigan avenue in the middle of everything, just minutes from the lake. This is just a really special place and I think it's one of Chicago's real treasures.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is for those who enjoy fine art. The exhibits include paitings to pottery and sculptures. They have famous artist from Van Gogh to Picasso. They have art for everyone from Traditional to Contemporary and from European, U.S. and Asian artist. The Museum is huge and I would plan for at least 1/2 day to go through the exhibits. There is underground Chicago Parking but you will need to pay for parking. Admissions is $12 which is a bargain for a world class Museum.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is for those who enjoy fine art. The exhibits include paitings to pottery and sculptures. They have famous artist from Van Gogh to Picasso. They have art for everyone from Traditional to Contemporary and from European, U.S. and Asian artist. The Museum is huge and I would plan for at least 1/2 day to go through the exhibits. There is underground Chicago Parking but you will need to pay for parking. Admissions is $12 which is a bargain for a world class Museum.

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This is a simply an excellent art museam with beautiful pieces from almost every time you can imagine. They have a fine French impressionism section, and even a section on ancient Oriental art through artifacts! Right now their main exhibit is the 'Toulouse-Lautrec & Montmartre' a show highlighting Paris's Montmart district. This is simply an excellent place to visit!

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This is a simply an excellent art museam with beautiful pieces from almost every time you can imagine. They have a fine French impressionism section, and even a section on ancient Oriental art through artifacts! Right now their main exhibit is the 'Toulouse-Lautrec & Montmartre' a show highlighting Paris's Montmart district. This is simply an excellent place to visit!

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When visitors come to town, the Art Institute is always the first museum I suggest they see! There's something for everyone. My brother enjoys the armor and children love the minature house exhibit. My favorite is the expansive modern art section. They have great headsets you can rent to learn more about the art and the restaurant is really good as well. There's also an incredible "hands on" kids section in the basement.

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When visitors come to town, the Art Institute is always the first museum I suggest they see! There's something for everyone. My brother enjoys the armor and children love the minature house exhibit. My favorite is the expansive modern art section. They have great headsets you can rent to learn more about the art and the restaurant is really good as well. There's also an incredible "hands on" kids section in the basement.

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Yep, this is it! The same one from the movie! All that aside, it has some of the most influential artworks in history. Grant Wood's American Gothic (the husband and wife creepy farmers) is on permanent display here. So is A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. Everyone seems to be amazed at how gigantic this painting is and to look at all the dots used to paint it. The Matisse stained glass windows are amazing as are the gardens in the courtyard. The cafe attached to the museum is decently priced. It is also a short walk to Millenium Park from the museum.

PROS: teachers are freee :)
CONS: Not enough for kids

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Yep, this is it! The same one from the movie! All that aside, it has some of the most influential artworks in history. Grant Wood's American Gothic (the husband and wife creepy farmers) is on permanent display here. So is A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. Everyone seems to be amazed at how gigantic this painting is and to look at all the dots used to paint it. The Matisse stained glass windows are amazing as are the gardens in the courtyard. The cafe attached to the museum is decently priced. It is also a short walk to Millenium Park from the museum.

PROS: teachers are freee :)
CONS: Not enough for kids

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The Art Institute is one of my most favorite art museums in the country. They have a great Impressionist exhibit, and I hear it is the world's biggest, excluding that at the Louvre. They have such a huge selection of art from all times and from all over the world, but my favorite is the American Art collection from the past century and a half. It has been recently moved to a new space within the Institute, and the new area is light, airy, and perfect for viewing great works of art. Go on a Tuesday to avoid having to pay an entrance fee.

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The Art Institute is one of my most favorite art museums in the country. They have a great Impressionist exhibit, and I hear it is the world's biggest, excluding that at the Louvre. They have such a huge selection of art from all times and from all over the world, but my favorite is the American Art collection from the past century and a half. It has been recently moved to a new space within the Institute, and the new area is light, airy, and perfect for viewing great works of art. Go on a Tuesday to avoid having to pay an entrance fee.

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