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

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We’re so happy to welcome you back to our galleries. Please see below for new hours—including member-only hours—and updated visiting policies.

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.

Members
Only
Public
Monday 10–11 a.m. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–
Wednesday
Closed Closed
Thursday–
Friday
12–1 p.m. 1–8 p.m.
Saturday–
Sunday
10–11 a.m. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


  • Face coverings are required for your entire museum visit.
  • A six-foot distance must be maintained from those not part of your visiting group.
  • 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.
  • Our amenities are temporarily limited: all restaurants, valet service, the Member Lounge, the libraries, and the Ryan Learning Center are currently unavailable.
  • Some galleries may have limited capacity or be temporarily closed.
  • Be mindful to abide by directional signage, including designated entrances and exits.
  • Some special exhibitions have virtual lines. Check in at exhibition entrances to reserve your spot in line.

Museum Capacity

In accordance with city guidelines, the museum is operating at 25% capacity. To help you plan your visit, this chart illustrates the museum's popular times.

Please also note that some exhibitions, including El Greco: Ambition and Defiance, have virtual lines to limit capacity in those spaces. Visit the exhibition page to learn more and see wait times.

Admission

  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
Members

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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Accessibility

Two visitors, one in a wheelchair, explore the Modern Wing

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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Directions

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

Map showing the Art Institute of Chicago's location within Chicago

Michigan Avenue Entrance

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Modern Wing Entrance

159 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603

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