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Art Institute of Chicago: Fast Pass Ticket

Product ID: 127679
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Edward Kemeys. Lion (One of a Pair, South Pedestal), 1893. Gift of Mrs. Henry Field. The Art Institute of Chicago.
Skip the Line into the second largest Art Museum in North America. Located next to Millennium Park, this world class collection has over 300,000 pieces, famous for its extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
About this ticket
Duration 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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  • Skip the general admission lines and walk straight into the museum
  • See Impressionist highlights including paintings by Georges Seurat, Renoir and Claude Monet
  • Admire iconic masterpieces Pablo Picasso's "The Old Guitarist", Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", and Grant Wood's "American Gothic"
  • Experience a collection spanning 5,000 years, from early Japanese prints and Byzantine art to contemporary American art
Full description
Pre-book and skip the lines to enter the Art Institute of Chicago, a world-class museum with hundreds of thousands of artworks. Here you can get an intimate view of some of the world's most famous art, from iconic contemporary and modern paintings to medieval masterpieces. Visit the Ryan Learning Center for free family art-making activities and to create your own tour of the museum with the new digital interactive tool, JourneyMaker, or join a free guided walking tour at noon.

Experience the Institute’s vast collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, the largest outside The Louvre in Paris. See masterpieces such as Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte," Renoir's "Two Sisters (on the Terrace)”, and numerous paintings by Claude Monet first-hand.

In the “Modern Art” collection, see iconic pieces such as Matisse's “Bathers by a River”, Brâncusi's “Golden Bird”, Magritte's “Time Transfixed”, O'Keeffe's “Black Cross, New Mexico”, Orozco's “Zapata”, Ivan Albright's “Picture of Dorian Gray”, and Lachaise's “Woman (Elevation)”.

The “American Art” collection will show you work by renowned artists such as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer, as well as iconic Modernist holdings from Georgia O'Keeffe to the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

In the “Contemporary Art” section, you will see ground-breaking works by Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, and Cy Twombly.

Use your pass to the full and browse the Institute’s other collections, including “European Painting and Sculpture Collection”, “Asian Collection”, “African Collection”, and “Medieval Collections”.

As you walk through the halls, admire the museum’s architecture by Pritzker Prize-winning Renzo Piano, complementing the museum's original 1893 building, which was built for the World's Columbian Exposition of the same year.
  • Fast Pass Ticket to the permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions
  • Free daily guided tours at noon
  • Free Wifi
  • Free downloadable mobile app to explore the museum and listen to audio tours in English, Spanish, and Mandarin
  • JourneyMaker, an interactive digital tool that allows your family to create your own tour of the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to ticketed special exhibitions
  • Handheld audio guides (available for rental at the Institute)
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off

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Meeting point

Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA. Please pass the admission lines at the Michigan Avenue entrance at 111 S. Michigan or the Modern Wing entrance at 159 E. Monroe and proceed directly to the security desk to present your mobile or printed voucher for entry.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The Art Institute is easily accessible by buses and trains, but also offers paid valet parking at the Modern Wing entrance during museum hours. Many underground parking lots are also only a block away.
• For safety and security reasons, you will be required to check backpacks and any bags larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches.
• On Thursday evenings (5pm - 8pm) the Museum is free to Illinois residents, so the Museum can become very crowded.
• A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.
• Vouchers are non-transferable and non-refundable.
• The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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Overall rating
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based on 67 reviews
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Art Institute of Chicago

Product ID: 127679