The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Developed from a free art school and gallery started in the 1860s, The Art Institute of Chicago now holds a permanent collection of more than 300,000 artworks. One of its most beloved paintings is George Seurat's Pointillism masterpiece "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." Exhibits spread over eight buildings include Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, with additional holdings of Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, and industrial and graphic design. Highlights include paintings by American artists Grant Wood and Edward Hopper, as well as Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, van Gogh, and Picasso. The main building itself counts among the city's major landmarks, featuring two bronze lions guarding its main entrance. Check the online calendar for special events and temporary exhibits, which often require separate time-stamped tickets. Save time by purchasing your tickets in advance. Because the museum covers so much ground, it helps to map out exhibits you particularly want to see before you start exploring. Before you head to Chicago, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Chicago trip maker tool , to make sure you see all that Chicago has to offer, including The Art Institute of Chicago.
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The Art Institute of Chicago Reviews
hermosas pinturas de reconocidos pintores , impresionantes armaduras, increibles miniaturas de habitaciones more »Beautiful paintings of renowned painters, impressive armor, incredible miniatures of rooms
Lindo museu, um dos mais bonitos e organizados que já visitei no mundo. Vale muito a visita. Recomendo. more »Beautiful museum, one of the most beautiful and organized I have ever visited in the world. It's worth a visit. Recommend.
Was hot inside...maybe because so many people. Most of the employees in the galleries were well informed of the history of the artwork....one not so much. Said she knew nothing about the artwork. Guess it was just a job for her. Was not easy to negotiate a route whereby you could visit all the galleries without backtracking. The selection of art work was tremendous. Well lit galleries. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend the Art Institute.
A lot of different styles of art. If you're looking for Dutch, Belgian or other European painters, this is a very good place to see some of their best work. The museum is a beautiful mix of old and new art. The museum contains different small rooms what gives you the chance to admire everything in silence. Best way to enter the museum is to use the "New" entrance because the waiting line is much shorter at this side.
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