The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Lion Statue (2-D)

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Its permanent collection consists of nearly 300,000 works of art.

As a research institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, has a conservation and conservation science department, conservation laboratories and one of the largest art history and architecture libraries in the United States.

The Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago include:

Further information about the Art Institute of Chicago is available via the following links:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   Art Institute of Chicago
  • City:                       Chicago
  • Country:               United States
  • Established:        1879
  • Type:                    Art Museum
  • Collection Size:   300,000
  • Locations:           111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL


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