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Chicago’s pride and joy, this art museum is rich in many treasures. A Beaux-Art triumph, the building was built in 1893 and over a century, has gathered some priceless collections. Lovers of Picasso, Monet and Matisse will be delighted, as will other impressionist aficionados. The photography collection is massive, as is the collection of arms and armor, or Asian art work dating back to about 5000 years ago. The Museum's recent expansion added a shop, a cafe and a restaurant, so yes, take the whole day off and spend it here, with lunch in between exhibits. The art institute of chicago is recommended to add to the Chicago trip planner if you have only one day to spend in the city.
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Absolutely amazing. Worth every penny and more. For those of you out of town, save your money and buy standard tickets. They won't let you in with a large bag (for good reasons), so you'll be waiting in line anyways. The coat check and ticket purchase counters are in the same hallway off to the left. As for the collection, simply breathtaking. I had no issues with people being respectful. They all seemed to be there for the very same reason I was; to enjoy art and culture. Worth going here, if you don't do anything else in Chicago.
Amazing museum with something for everyone. My son loved the ancient Roman sculpture, my wife loved the Asian art and I enjoyed the modern art. The only downside, the ticket prices are a little expensive. BTW- look closely at Picasso's The Guitarist. He painted a portrait of his mother on the canvas and when it didn't sell, he covered over it with the new painting. However, you can still see remnants of the original painting underneath. The eyes of his mother appear just above the Guitarist's neck
Great art gallery (and I'm not even that into art normally!) So many wonderful works from famous artists like Monet, Renoir and Rodin. You probably need longer than a day to explore the whole gallery thoroughly but if you just want some of the highlights, you could do it in the afternoon. Use the guide map to see where the famous art works are (back page).
Simply could not believe how many objects of art this museum has. Awesome experience. You're gonna need more than one day to go through it. And a plan. Definitely a plan. You could get lost. No joke. But it'd be worth it.
This is probably only second to the Met in NY as far as art museums in the US go. The collection of impressionist paintings is incredible. Set aside plenty of time...my wife and I didn't get there until about 2pm and they close at 5. We rushed through, but couldn't quite see everything...and we definitely could've spent more time in many rooms. This is a must see in Chicago. My wife isn't a big art fan, but even she really enjoyed herself. If you know anything about art history, you'll see dozens of famous paintings by many of the masters.