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ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MUSEUMS

Art Institute of Chicago 
111 S Michigan Ave
(312) 443-3600

ALONGSIDE THE LIKES OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK AND THE MUSEE D'ORSAY IN PARIS, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO RANKS #4 ON TripAdvisor's "TOP 10 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD" LIST, AND #3 IN THE NATION.

Founded in 1879, the Art Institute is one of the oldest art museums in the United States. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art outside the Louvre among its more than 300 thousand pieces of art. Works span thousands of centuries, from Etruscan pottery and Ancient Greek reliefs to Pablo Picasso's The Guitarist and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

The Art Institute's Modern Wing is home to Terzo Piano, led by Chef Tony Mantuano, During the summer months, patrons clamor to be seated on the Bluhm Family Terrace, dining among rotating art installations and sculpture, and overlooking spectacular Millennium Park.

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PERMANENT COLLECTION

The Painting of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks at Art Institute of ChicagoEdward Hopper, American, 1882-1967. Nighthawks, 1942. Oil on canvas. 33 1/8 x 60 in. (84.1 x 152.4 cm) The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection.

Get an intimate view of some of the world's most famous artworks, including Gustave Caillebotte's Paris StreetRainy Day; Georges Seurat's A Sunday on the Isle of La Grande Jatte-1884; Grant Wood's American Gothic; Edward Hopper's Nighthawks; and Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist.

Embrace the grandeur of the 11 curatorial departments, from African to Medieval, housed in eight buildings, totaling nearly one-million square feet. 

Collection Highlights

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings: The largest collection of works outside the Louvre.

European Painting and Sculpture:  More than 3,500 works from the 12th through the mid-20th century.

American Art: Over 1,000 paintings and sculptures from the 18th century to 1950, and nearly 2,500 decorative art objects from the 17th century to the present. Artists include: Alfred Stieglitz, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe and Diego Rivera.

Asian Collection: 35,000 objects, spanning nearly five millennia from China, Korea, Japan, India, southwest Asia, and the Near and Middle East. Includes Chinese bronzes, ceramics and jades; Japanese woodblock prints; and Indian and Persian miniature paintings.

Modern Art: Housed within the stunning Modern Wing, displays modern art, contemporary art (international 1945-present), photography, and architecture and design collections. Includes the works of Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, and Cy Twombly.

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