The Art Institute of Chicago

Open today from 10:30–5:00

Art from the Past to the Present


The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.


The permanent collection has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,000 works of art in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art. Together, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago are now internationally recognized as two of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States.

  Current Exhibitions

Some of the current exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago include: Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago, Go, Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat., Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Orders in the Spanish Andes, Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and more!

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

Through May 21, 2017

Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat.


Through July 9, 2017



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