The Art Institute, located at the heart of Chicago, is only one of many attractions the city has to offer. If you're visiting Chicago for business or pleasure, let us help you connect with the museum and the city.
One of Chicago's leading cultural attractions, the Art Institute is committed to making your trip as memorable as possible. We hope you enjoy your visit!
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Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours Discover the city's architectural gems on tours such as "Tiffany Treasures in Chicago," "Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found," or "The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago," all led by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Chicago Trolley With easy hop on-hop off locations throughout the city, Chicago Trolley is an ideal way to take in Chicago and its many sights and sounds. The trolley tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable and will lead you through the heart of the city and its quaint neighborhoods.
Shoreline Sightseeing A Shoreline Architecture Cruise is a great way to explore Chicago's artistic past and present. As you travel down the Chicago River past countless architectural wonders, Shoreline docents tell the story of a city that literally rose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire.
Terzo Piano Fine art and fine dining go hand in hand. Visit Terzo Piano on the third floor of the Modern Wing for the best views in the city and outstanding Italian cuisine from top chef, Tony Mantuano. Visitors who book a package with one of the participating hotels receive 10% off at Terzo Piano.
Caffè Moderno Looking to grab a quick bite to eat or drink? Take a break at Caffè Moderno in the Modern Wing. Overlooking Griffin Court, it's the perfect place to pause and unwind.
Museum Café When it's time for lunch, head to the Museum Café. With a seasonal menu and a beautiful setting looking into McKinlock Court, it's a scenic lunch spot.
ENO What better way to enhance your experience of Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity than with a specially designed wine flight. Visit ENO, the stylish and fun wine-tasting room at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, and delight your taste buds with this fashion- and Paris-inspired treat.
Museum Shops Great shopping abounds at the Art Institute of Chicago. With two locations within the museum, the shops have elegant gifts and an exceptional selection. Visitors who book a package with one of the participating hotels receive the following free gifts with purchase:
American Girl Place Discover why American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a store—it's a place for her imagination to soar! She'll love exploring the worlds of her favorite characters filled with doll collections, books, outfits and more. But that's not all we have in store! Enjoy fun and fancy dining at the café, where even her doll gets to dine.
For more fun, download this mini-tour to learn about Saige, the 2013 Girl of the Year, and explore her interests here at the Art Institute.
Macy's on State Street This multi-storied department store is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Customers can shop and dine their way through eight floors of a Chicago shopping tradition. As a bonus, download the visitor savings pass.
North Bridge Where fashion and dining meet, the Shops at North Bridge offer a great selection of couture and cuisine. Adding elegance and energy to Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Shops at North Bridge offer six hip blocks of countless cosmopolitan pleasures. As a museum visitor, you can download your visitor savings pass.
Water Tower Place Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place offers a unique shopping experience. Out-of-town guests including motor coach groups, convention attendees, and individual travelers can enjoy shops and restaurants and receive exclusive savings with Premier Perks. Premier Perks features special offers from more than 50 stores throughout Water Tower Place including Macy's and American Girl Place, and includes a signature gift with purchase. Enjoy your perk—a special visitor savings pass.
900 North Michigan Avenue This Magnificent Mile hotspot provides an unforgettable shopping experience. Out-of-town guests can visit the concierge desk to receive the Exclusively 900 Card, which entitles them to incentives and premier savings throughout the center.
Bloomingdale's One of the exclusive stores at the 900 North Michigan Avenue, Bloomingdale's provides out-of-town guests with a special 10% savings certificate.
1 day 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today we remember Nelson Mandela's legacy. In 1962, when sentenced to life imprisonment for his activities with the African National Congress, Mandela made a powerful statement of cultural identity by wearing a traditional Thembu beaded collar. Despite such images of Mandela being banned by the apartheid government until the 1990s, his act of defiance spurred a resurgence of beadworking in South Africa.