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Two adults face away from the viewer looking at a large abstract painting, Francis Picabia's "Edtaonisl (Ecclesiastic)," 1913.



We’re thrilled to welcome you to our galleries to experience firsthand the beauty and power of art. As you plan your visit, please acquaint yourself with our hours and visiting policies. Details on how to visit “The Obama Portraits” (through August 15) can be found below.

Two adults face away from the viewer looking at a large abstract painting, Francis Picabia's "Edtaonisl (Ecclesiastic)," 1913.

Francis Picabia. Edtaonisl (Ecclesiastic), 1913. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand Bartos. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Monday 10–11 a.m. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Closed
10–11 a.m. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
10–11 a.m. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

*On Thursdays and Fridays, visitors may purchase tickets for 11 a.m.–6 p.m. or 6–9 p.m., and members may visit at anytime 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Through August 15, 2021.

  • Masks are required over your nose and mouth for the entirety of your visit, regardless of your vaccination status.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged in our public spaces, especially in lines and in restrooms.
  • Advance ticket purchase is required for the public. Members do not need to reserve tickets.
  • Anyone feeling unwell should postpone their visit for another time.
  • Our checkrooms are currently closed. Pack light, and remember some items—including large bags, backpacks, shopping bags, and food—are not allowed in the galleries.
  • All cafés and restaurants, valet service, and the Member Lounge are currently unavailable.
  • The museum’s libraries and Ryan Learning Center are currently closed.
  • Be mindful to follow directional signage, including designated entrances and exits.
  • The Obama Portraits exhibition has a virtual line. Join this line when you arrive at the museum by scanning the QR code posted on signs throughout the museum.

Popular Days and Wait Times

To help you plan your visit, this chart illustrates the museum's popular days and times.

Please also note that some exhibitions have virtual lines to manage capacity in those spaces. Visit the exhibition pages to learn more and see wait times.


  General Admission   General admission includes access to the museum and all nonticketed exhibitions. Chicago Residents   Proof of Chicago residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required. Illinois Residents   Proof of Illinois residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required. Fast Pass   Fast Pass allows visitors to bypass the general admission lines at entrances and offers expedited access to ticketed special exhibitions.
Adult $25 $20 $22 $35
Seniors (65+) $19 $14 $16 $29
Students $19 $14 $16 $29
Teens (14-17) $19 Free $16 $29
Children Free

The Art Institute of Chicago provides free access to children under 14, Chicago teens under 18, Link and WIC cardholders, and Illinois educators every day, and to Illinois residents on certain days throughout the year. Learn more about free access.

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The Art Institute of Chicago welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its services accessible to everyone. We offer a range of resources for both adults and children with disabilities.

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Located in the heart of Chicago—across from Millennium Park and steps from Lake Michigan—the Art Institute welcomes visitors at two entrances.

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Michigan Avenue Entrance

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Modern Wing Entrance

159 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603

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