Art Institute of Chicago

  • Hours: Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days
  • Phone: (312) 443-3600
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight , Visit , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Museum Type: Congeries Repository
  • Art Movement: Post-Impressionist

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of America's largest art museums and houses one of the world's most notable collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.

Its diverse holdings also include important American art, European paintings (more than 3500), European sculpture, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. Masterpieces include paintings by Gustave Caillebotte, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent Van Gogh. The Department of American Art includes more than 3500 works of art. There are noteworthy paintings by Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler. Modernist holdings include works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and Diego Rivera.

Two of America's most iconic paintings are also on display; Grant Wood's American Gothic (spinster and farmer with pitchfork) and Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, the much replicated all-night dinner. - AsNotedIn


Objects of Art

A Sunday on La Grande Jatteo 1884 Painting
American Gothic (painting) Painting
Champs de Mars: La Tour Rouge Painting
Nighthawks Painting
Old Man in a Gorget and Black Cap Painting
Portrait of Pablo Picasso Painting
Still Life with Game Fowl Painting
Woman at Her Toilette Painting


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
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Thomas Hart Benton (painter) Education
1913/00/00 Grant Wood Education Grant Wood enrolls at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1930/11/00 Grant Wood Painter American Gothic wins $300 at The Art Institute of Chicago's 43rd Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, 30 October to 14 December 1930. The painting is promptly purchased by the museum. American Gothic (painting)
1933/00/00 Martin A Ryerson Benefactor Martin A Ryerson wills his art collection to the Art Institute of Chicago.


Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing

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Particulars for Art Institute of Chicago:
Art Attribute American Art
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Fine Arts
Art Movement Impressionism
Museum Type Museum
Art Movement Post-Impressionist
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

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Registry Address:
Registry Number: 80004674
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Local
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