Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Beginning in 1866 as the Chicago Academy of Design, one of the first art schools in the country, the Art Institute of Chicago is a world class museum with a collection of more than 300,000 artworks arranged within 10 curatorial departments. The diverse collection spans thousands of years and includes pieces from a variety of media including painting, prints, photography, sculpture, decorative arts, textiles, architectural drawings and more.
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Official site: www.artic.edu
Address: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-6110, United States
Opening hours: 10:30am-5pm; Sun: 10am-5pm; Thu: 10:30am-8pm; Fri: 10:30am-8pm; Sat: 10am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $18.00, Senior over 65 $12.00, Child 13 & under FREE
Useful tips: Admission is free to all on Thursday evenings from 5-8pm. Group discounts are available with prior notice. Special needs visitors can arrange for a private tour by calling (312) 443-3680, at least one month in advance. Flashes, tripods, and video cameras are prohibited. Loan exhibits may not be photographed.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Guides: Guided tour available as optional extra.
Facilities: Gift shop, Restaurant or food service, Wheelchair loan or rental
Typical Visit: 5 hours
Kraft Education Center
The Kraft Education Center is geared to families with changing exhibits, interactive computer programs, a children's library and storytelling area and an auditorium.