Art Institute of Chicago
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|Art Institute of Chicago|
One of the two lion statues (Kemeys, bronze 1893) flanking the Institute's main entrances
|Established||1879; in present location since 1893|
|Location||111 South Michigan Avenue|
Chicago, IL 60603
|Public transit access||CTA Bus routes:|
(6 and 28 line)
'L' and Subway stations:
Brown Line Green Line Orange Line Pink Line Purple Line
Jackson-Dearborn(at Dearborn Street): Blue Line
Van Buren Street Station
The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also includeAmerican art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art,modern and contemporary art, and architecture and industrial and graphic design. In addition, it houses the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.
Tracing its history to a free art school and gallery founded in 1866, the museum is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in the Chicago LandmarkHistoric Michigan Boulevard District. It is associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is overseen by Director and President Douglas Druick. At one million square feet, it is the second largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art.