One of the great art museums of the world, the Art Institute of Chicago presents a collection spanning 5,000 years of artistic expression. Paintings, prints and drawings, sculptures, photographs, video, textiles, and architectural drawings and fragments are complemented by a year-round schedule of exhibitions. And there's more. The museum presents programs-lectures, workshops, performances, symposia, travel, or courses, every day. From Mini Masters to Elderhostel, there is something for all visitors to do. Visit often, find your favorites, and make the Art Institute your museum.
Monday-Wednesday, 10:30 am-5 pm
Thursday, 10:30 am-8 pm (Free 5-8 pm)
Friday, 10:30 am-5 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
The museum is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's day.