Local Guides: Tour the Art Institute of Chicago

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Updated February 7, 2018

Local Guide - Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and most popular art museums in America. It is the second largest art museum in the country after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The museum was founded in 1879 and receives over a million visitors annually. The collections house 5,500 years of art from all over the world and pieces by some of the most renowned artists in history. Below you can explore information on artists and works featured in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago. This local museum is located in the heart of Chicago and is home to works created by Vincent VanGogh, Edward Hopper, Mary Cassat, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and many others.

African Art and Indian Art of the Americas

AIC Featured African Artists

African Art and the Benin Kingdom

AIC Featured American Indian Art

Inca Art Forms

American Art

A Closer Look at Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Grant Wood Biography

Grant Wood’s American Gothic Painting

Mary Cassat Biography

Mary Cassat’s The Child’s Bath

Asian Art

Featured Asian Art at the AIC

Asian Ritual Objects and Jewelry

Taoism and the Arts of China

Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints

Korean Painting: Art of the Joseon Dynasty

Byzantine Mosaics in the AIC

European Painting

Claude Monet Biography

Cezanne, Basket of Apples

Georges Seurat Biography

A Study for A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

Van Gogh Biography

Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles

Van Gogh’s Self Portrait

Modern and Contemporary Art

Henri Matisse Biography

Matisse, Bathers by a River

Pablo Picasso Biography

Picasso, The Old Guitarist

Magritte, Time Transfixed

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