The Art Institute is one of the best things to do in Chicago as an art lover  don’t miss out on thousands of pieces of artwork on display.

Visit the Art Institute of Chicago with your Go Chicago pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Enjoy the contemporary art, architecture, and design on display
  • Exclusive 10% discount in the museum cafe included 
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in Chicago

From contemporary art to ancient artifacts, the sheer scope of exhibits means there's something for everyone at the Art Institute of Chicago. Explore one of the best collections of American contemporary art in the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing, scope out over 5,000 years of Asian art and artifacts, and wander through contemporary sculpture galleries to see 68 small-scale imitations of European interiors from the late 13th century.

Hours of Operation

10:30 AM - 5PM 
*Last admission at 4:30PM
10:30 AM - 8PM

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All holidays and hours are subject to change without notice.

Know before you go

Getting In: Enter from Michigan Avenue using the middle set of doors labeled  . You may also use the Modern Wing entrance on Fast Pass Monroe Avenue. Look for the Fast Pass signs once inside to skip the line. Your pass is accepted for gate admission until 4:30 pm Friday-Wednesday and 7:30 pm Thursday. Once inside the museum all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

Please Note: Traveling with kids? Check out the Ryan Learning Center located in the Modern Wing, where free art-making, programming, and educational workshops are offered daily. Be sure to check out Journey Maker, a digital interactive tool that lets you create your own museum tour. You can also prepare for your visit by visiting   to create a journey online.

Art Institute Chicago Interior

Getting there

Art Institute of Chicago

US, IL, Chicago, 60603, 111 South Michigan Avenue (at Adams Street)


111 South Michigan Avenue (at Adams Street)
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

Closest Subway Stop

Take CTA: Brown, Orange, Purple, Pink, and Green lines to Adams St./Wabash Ave. stop. Red and blue lines to Monroe Street. Metra to Van Buren/Jackson and Buses #3, 4, 6, 7, 14, 126, 145, 147, and 151 to the museum.