The 2nd largest art museum in the United States, The Art Institute of Chicago offers more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world and contains more than 260,000 works of art. We have discounted tickets available for $21.00 (regularly $23.00). Also, our tickets come with the ability to skip lines and see all special exhibits!
Check out their new special exhibit: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity. The last stop on its world tour, the display explores the relationship between fashion and art during these pivotal years not only through the masterworks by Impressionists but also with paintings by fashion portraitists. It runs through September 29th. Further enriching the exhibit are fabrics and accessories—lace, silks, velvets, and satins found in hats, parasols, gloves, and shoes—recreating the sensory experience that made fashion an industry favorite and a serious subject among painters, writers, poets, and the popular press.
In addition, check out the extensive Modern Wing. The building houses the museum’s world-renowned collections of modern European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, architecture and design, and photography. Any art enthusiasts seeking a more contemporary perspective on the arts must see the renowned wing. You can take pictures of the works, but also the descriptive square next to the work. That way you can research the artist after you’re done with your visit. They have free wifi, so you can do a quick Wikipedia search of any artist you happen to like. We recommend checking out the numerous Picasso works.
You may be aware that the Art Institute has the famous painting “American Gothic.” They also have a slew of original Van Gogh’s, Magritte’s, Warhol’s, Pollock’s, Fournier’s. Check out their set of amazing sculptures from the ancient Middle East, and stroll through their garden area that’s a stones throw away from Millennium Park….