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What makes the Art Institute of Chicago special?

What makes the Art Institute of Chicago special?

The museum holds works of art ranging from early Japanese prints to the art of the Byzantine Empire to contemporary American art. It is principally known for one of the United States’ finest collection of paintings produced in Western culture.

Why is the Art Institute of Chicago a landmark?

The Art Institute of Chicago is an architectural artifact that represents Chicago’s rich history of educating young artists and serves as a reminder of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

How much does it cost to go to the Art Institute of Chicago?


General Admission Chicago Residents
Adult $25 $20
Seniors (65+) $19 $14
Students $19 $14
Teens (14-17) $19 Free

What day is the Chicago Art Institute free?

At the Art Institute of Chicago, free hours are offered to Illinois residents every Thursday. Proof of residence is required. Free Thursday Evenings: General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

How much time do you need to see the Art Institute of Chicago?

3 hours
Allow at least 3 hours.

How much is the Mona Lisa worth?

Guinness World Records lists Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as having the highest ever insurance value for a painting. On permanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$860 million in 2020.

When was the Art Institute of Chicago built?

The museum building at Michigan Avenue and Adams Street—the Art Institute’s third location in downtown Chicago—was constructed in 1893 on the occasion of the World’s Columbian Exposition, a world’s fair that celebrated the rapid growth of Chicago and commemorated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s journey to the Americas in 1492.

This wing still houses the museum’s largest special exhibition space, Regenstein Hall, as well as the American art collection. In the 1990s, the Art Institute built a new suite of galleries to house its Asian collection.

How did the Chicago stately building get its name?

The construction costs for the stately building were split between the Art Institute, which had been founded as the Chicago Academy of Design in 1866 and continually outgrown previous spaces, and the Exposition, which used it to host assemblies during the Fair such as the World’s Parliament of Religions.

Who was the sculptor for the Art Institute of Chicago?

Bronze lions, designed by sculptor Edward Kemeys, in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Model of a Stuart-style salon or reception room, 1625–50; in the Art Institute of Chicago.