"Art Institute of Chicago" Art Institute Tip by IrishFem

Art Institute, Chicago: 95 reviews and 165 photos

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by IrishFem

A very impressive building. I specifically went to see the Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibition. The exhibition was self guided. You pay $10 for a tape recorder that will take you through the paintings and you can of course stroll at your own lesiure. This is optional of course. The museum is opened everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. You will also find a restaurant the court cafeteria for a snack and a Museum shop. You do really need a full day here in the art institute. Wonderful exhibits by Claude Monet, Toulouse Lautrec and Andy warhol to name but a few. Downstairs you can find the wonderful Thorn Miniture Rooms. The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms date from the 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. You get a glimpse into what the interiors of houses were like in those days.

Address: 111 S Michigan Avenue
Directions: East Loop, on Grant Park
Phone: 312-443-3600
Website: http://www.artic.edu

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 30, 2006
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