Art Institute of Chicago
- Hours: Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days
- Phone: (312) 443-3600
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