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Welcome to the Art Institute of Chicago, home to a collection of art that spans centuries and the globe—and one of Tripadvisor’s “Best of the Best” US attractions of 2023. We look forward to your visit and invite you to explore our many exhibitions and to join us for one of our free daily tours.

A grid pattern, slightly tilted to the right, features Art Institute works of various sizes and dimensions separated by a white gutter. Prominently featured are Jacob Lawrence's The Wedding, Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884, and Alma Thomas's Starry Night and the Astronauts.
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Make your next visit unforgettable with a one-of-a-kind tour—created by you! My Museum Tour lets you build a personalized self-guided tour of your favorite works, make one for a special someone or a special occasion, or even select from fun themed ready-made tours.

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The Collection

Explore thousands of artworks in the museum’s collection—from our renowned icons to lesser-known works from every corner of the globe.

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From books and notecards to jewelry and home decor, we have something for every art lover.

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