The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the whole of America, it is situated in the city of Chicago. The institute was established in 1879 but did not move to its current home till 1893. The institute has a permanent collection of over 300,000 items which are displayed over 30 exhibition spaces. Some notable items on display are ‘The Old Guitarist’ by Pablo Picasso and ‘Nighthawks’ by Edward Hopper. It is the place to go in the city if you have an interest in art.
The institute is a short walk away from ‘Van Buren Street’ train station. It is also a short walk away from ‘Adams/Wabash’ metro station. The 3, 4, 6, 26 and 143 buses all stop close to the institute.
Opening Times and Admission
The institute is open daily, 10.30am-5pm except for Thursdays when the institute closes later at 8pm. General admission is set at 20$ for adults, 14$ for seniors and students and free for children.