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Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Lion Statue (2-D)

Art Institute of Chicago

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.

Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago

Information about the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

  • 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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