Get Inspired at the Art Institute of Chicago
Whether you’re an aspiring artist or just an avid admirer, no visit to the Windy City is complete without visiting the Art Institute of Chicago. This celebrated institution features 300,000 works of art in its impressive collection, spanning from ancient works to stunning displays created by today’s most captivating artists. In fact, the Art Institute is the second largest art museum in the country, and consists of eight distinctive buildings and encompasses one million square feet of artistic excellence and inspiration.
Within those buildings, visitors are treated to beautifully curated exhibitions that explore the history of our world, whether its sculptures from the Byzantine empire, medieval armor and stained glass, or 19th
century silver from France. You’ll find a celebrated collection of contemporary artworks, including notable works by Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell, and Jackson Pollock, just to name a few. New media is also represented through an array of innovative films, video, and art installations that ask viewers to take a critical eye to our modern world.
Beyond the permanent collection, the Art Institute of Chicago features 30 special exhibitions and hundreds of gallery talks, lectures, performances, and events throughout the year. View iconic works such as Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, or discover new artists with the museum’s traveling exhibitions. With so much to see and experience, it’s easy to understand why 1.5 million visitors from across the globe visit the Art Institute annually.
The Art Institute is also located next to another Chicago attraction, Millennium Park, which features the iconic Cloud Gate, or more commonly known as The Bean due to its shape. Cloud Gate is a 110-ton elliptical sculpture, made of highly polished stainless steel plates. This is a prime destination and a must-see for everyone visiting Chicago. The Park also features hundreds of free cultural events throughout the year, check their event calendar
for events and exhibits that coincide with your stay.
Chicago Art Institute Package
The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago offers an exclusive Art Institute Package
, which includes guest room accommodations, two tickets to the museum, and breakfast at Mercat a La Planxa.
Address and Visiting Information
The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue.
Guests at the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago will find themselves just a short five-minute walk (three blocks) from the museum.
Visit the Art Institute Website
to learn more.
The Art Institute of Chicago is open daily from 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
On Thursdays, the museum is open until 8:00 PM