We enjoyed the American collection and the Art Institute has one of the best museum shops I've been to.
This museum has a wonderful selections of paintings, especially Monet and Manet, as well as numerous other famous, well known pieces. I spent the most time in the impressionist wing, but strolled through the rest of the museum too, lasting about five hours. If you love paintings, this is the place to go.
I have been many times to this amazing museum but had never seen the miniature rooms on the lower level. It is now my favorite permanent exhibit
I might be biased because I live in Chicago, but I've visited numerous art museums in other countries and cities, and the Art Institute of Chicago has by far the best the best collection! It's a must see if you visit Chicago and have any interest at all in art. Don't miss it, and make sure you have more than... More
I grew up in Chicago and never visited when I was living there. Now, I put it on my "tourist" list. Friends and family rarely accompany me as they take this treasure for granted. I have been there three times over the past 10 years. This time I took my time to savor the exhibits. Everything was great with one... More
Lots of paintings from different periods. The brochure you get when you pay the entrance fee gives you suggestion of what to see if you only have one hour.
I really wanted to go to this museum to see the original American Gothic. I got to see the painting, which was great, but the employees were not nice at all. The museum is difficult to navigate and I asked two employees how to get to a certain exhibit. The employees sounded bored and gave me vague directions. Then I... More
Didn't really dislike anything. The museum is large with a large range and scope of art. Can't cover it in one day or even two, but a great museum.
Great art museum to spend a few hours on a rainy afternoon. View some of classic American artwork (American Gothic, Nighthawks, etc.)
The Art Institute maintains a large and fabulous collection of Impressionist art. They also had a special exhibit of Art and Eating for Thanksgiving. I appreciated seeing Norman Rockwell's original painting of Thanksgiving. The only downside is some of the wings can't be accessed directly from floors other than the main floor. However, the staff were happy to give directions.
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