The Art Institute of Chicago

Price — $0.00 – $35.00

The Art Institute will once again open their doors to visitors on Thursday, July 30!

With nearly 300,000 works of art dating back to 5,000 BC, the Art Institute of Chicago is consistently ranked a top museum in the world.

Of course, the museum experience will be a little different, as they’ve taken precautions to protect the health and safety of visitors and our staff.

Please note the following changes:

  • For touchless entry, advance ticket purchase—including reserving free tickets—is required.
  • Face coverings must be worn in all museum spaces.
  • A six-foot distance from others not part of your visiting group must be maintained at all times.

See the full list of new visiting policies

As a special welcome back, the museum will be offering free admission to all Illinois residents July 30 - August 3. Just be sure to reserve your free ticket online before your visit.

Experience the Art Institute of Chicago, consistently top-ranked in the world by TripAdvisor. View the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris and Contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Van Gogh's Self-Portrait, and travel the globe through galleries featuring the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa and the Americas.

On View:

El Greco: Ambition and Defiance
Through October 19

Malangatana: Mozambique Modern
Through November 16

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Celebrity Culture of Paris
Through January 31

The Art Institute of Chicago

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's day


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Parking Available
  • Private Parties
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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