The Art Institute of Chicago

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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    Photo: Bert Kaufmann
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8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The Art Institute of Chicago hosts the first exhibition devoted to Britain’s rising-star architect David Adjaye in September. Full review →



It takes several days to navigate this superb museum housing some 260,000 artworks—including some of the world's most famous masterpieces.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b Editor's Pick

An institution, whose gorgeous historic wing (opened in 1893) is rivaled only by its stark and stunning Modern Wing... the second-largest museum in the country Full review →


Fodor's Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b Choice

Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire room is dedicated to Monet) and Old Masters; linger over the extraordinary and comprehensive photography collection. Full review →


Frommer's 34

You can't -- and shouldn't -- miss the Art Institute. No matter what medium or century interests you, the Art Institute has something in its collection to fit the bill. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b Top Choice

The second-largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute houses treasures and masterpieces from around the globe. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

The AIC is one of the great museums of the world and the preeminent arts institution of the Midwest. Its collections span 5,000 years Full review →


Travel + Leisure

With more than 260,000 works of art ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, the Art Institute is home to some of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces. Full review →

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