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Art Institute of Chicago

Art museum and school in Chicago, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the world. It is based in the Art Institute of Chicago Building in Chicago's Grant Park. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, its collection, stewarded by 11 curatorial departments, is encyclopedic, and includes works such as Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, and Grant Wood's American Gothic. Its permanent collection of nearly 300,000 works of art is augmented by more than 30 special exhibitions mounted yearly that illuminate aspects of the collection and present curatorial and scientific research.

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Art Institute of Chicago
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Established1879; in present location since 1893
Location111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603,
Coordinates41°52′46″N 87°37′26″W
Collection size300,000 works
Visitors1.04 million (2022)[1]
DirectorJames Rondeau
Public transit accessCTA Bus routes:
(6 and 28 line)

'L' and Subway stations:

  Brown Line
  Green Line
  Orange Line
  Pink Line
  Purple Line

  Red Line

  Blue Line

Metra Train:
Van Buren Street Station

As a research institution, the Art Institute also has a conservation and conservation science department, five conservation laboratories, and Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, one of the nation's largest art history and architecture libraries.

The growth of the collection has warranted several additions to the museum's 1893 building, which was constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition. The most recent expansion, the Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano, opened in 2009 and increased the museum's footprint to nearly one million square feet, making it the second-largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[2] The Art Institute is associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading art school, making it one of the few remaining unified arts institutions in the United States.

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