The Art Institute of Chicago: Entrance Ticket

About this activity

Entrance ticket
  • Explore one of the world's most comprehensive art collections at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Get inspired by the best of the world's arts — from Chinese artifacts to world-known paintings
  • Marvel at masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Matisse, and other iconic artists
  • Discover temporary exhibits and hidden gems from lesser-known artists
Explore the world's most remarkable art pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago! The Art Institute of Chicago opened in 1879 and housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts building on Michigan Avenue, serves as a school and museum for the fine arts. It hosts masterpieces by famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, and many others. On the 1st floor, you will find the art of different cultures — China, Japan, India, and Africa. Here, you will discover a few pieces dating back to the Neolithic period. You will also see the artworks of Ancient Rome and Greece, the cornerstone of Western civilization. Stop by and admire the statue of the Aphrodite of Knidos, the first monumental female nude in classical sculpture. On the 2nd floor, you will be introduced to Modern American Art and European Decorative Arts and invited to the greatest collection of Impressionist artwork in the world. The 3rd floor offers a significant exhibition of Modern Art and the most renowned objects to explore. Don't miss the outdoor Bluhm Family Terrace to enjoy the stunning Chicago skyline while appreciating and living through your new art experience.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Access to all galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions
  • Special exhibitions
    • The following items are not allowed: Bags over 13x17x4"/33x43x10cm, backpacks, shopping bags, flowers, balloons, outside food & drinks, backpack baby carriers.
    • Not allowed: Tripods, flash attachments, video cameras, selfie sticks, long umbrellas, wrapped packages, art materials other than a pencil
    • [Download the free audio tour app here](
    • Pictures for personal use only. Signs indicate the few works not allowed to be photographed
    • The museum offers free guided tours at 12:00 or 14:00 (depending on the day). More information [here](
    • Go to the Michigan Avenue entrance at 111 S. Michigan and proceed directly to the security desk to present your smartphone ticket for entry.

Places you will visit

Art Institute of Chicago
South Michigan Avenue, 111

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