The Obama Portraits, featuring Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrayal of former first lady Michelle Obama, are on view in our galleries for just eight weeks this summer. Here’s how to see them.
The Chicago School of Design, the predecessor of the Art Institute of Chicago, was founded in 1879. In December 1882, the college was renamed the Art Museum of Chicago. In its early days, the museum was spread out in several different locations in the city center. It was not until late 1893 that the museum moved into a building that had been built earlier in the year for the Columbia Exposition. The museum is located in downtown Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan and is connected by three three-story buildings. Collecting exhibits extremely rich to painting, sculpture is given priority to, complementary with architecture, photography, arts and crafts, textiles, etc., the time span from 3000 BC in ancient Egypt GuTao and contemporary pop art, works of art by Greek, Rome, Europe, the United States is given priority to, and India, southeast Asia, China, Japan and South Korea, Africa and the Americas artwork, it could be called is the universal museum. It is one of the top three museums in the United States. Here you can spend the day exploring this great museum at your own pace.
- Express ticket of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Personal consumption and all other expenses not mentioned above
Change & Refund Policies
- Once this product is successfully booked, it cannot be changed or canceled
How to Use It
- All times are given in local time.
- Enter at the Michigan Avenue Entrance (111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603) or Modern Wing Entrance (159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603), pass through the line and go directly to the security desk to show your electronic confirmation email to enter
- Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
- Monday/Saturday/Sunday: 11:00-18:00
- Thursday/Friday: 13:00-20:00
- Tuesday/Wednesday and Holidays: Closed
- All times above are for reference only
Adult: Age 18 to 64
Senior: Age 65+
Child: Age 0 to 13
Youth: Age 14 to 17
Free admission for children under 14 Free admission for Illinois and Chicago residents with valid ID on Wednesdays from 17:00-20:00
Please wear a mask for the duration of your visit and observe social distancing
The checkroom is closed. Bags over 13x17x4"/33x43x10cm, backpacks, shopping bags, flowers, balloons, outside food & drinks, backpack baby carriers are not permitted