No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the Art Institute. Consistently rated among the world’s top museums by TripAdvisor travelers, the Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Explore the Renzo Piano¬–designed Modern Wing and its extraordinary collection of works by Chagall, Dalí, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock, and visit the Ryan Learning Center, a free space offering programs and art-making activities for the whole family. With a wide variety of special exhibitions, daily gallery tours, performance programs, and more, the Art Institute has something for everyone! Hours: The museum is open daily 10:30–5:00; Wednesday-Friday 10:30–8:00; and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Admission: Complete admission information is available at artic.edu/visit. Purchase tickets online or take advantage of CityPASS for up to 50% off combined admission to the Windy City’s top attractions.
A list of hotel partners offering exclusive packages that include museum admission is available at artic.edu/visit/visiting-chicago. Professional events: The Art Institute offers gallery spaces, gardens, and auditoriums for gatherings large and small. Our professional planning experts create everything from catered receptions with private gallery viewing to elegant dinners in the Art Institute's unique event spaces. Bon Appétit, the exclusive onsite caterer for the Art Institute, will exceed your expectations with seamless, sophisticated service and culinary excellence, preparing flexible menus that offer a variety of options. Call Bon Appétit at (312) 443-3530 to view our event spaces and begin planning your upcoming event. Visit artic.edu/about/event-planning for additional information.