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Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago | Fine Arts - Contemporary and Modern Art - Decorative Arts
$14 - $25
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The Art Institute Chicago holds one of the world's great art collections. The following describes just a few of the wonderful exhibits:The African & Amerindian collection includes an African exhibit of wood sculpture, masks, ceramics, furniture, textiles, and bead work from West, Central, and Southern Africa and an Amerindian collection of Meso-American and Andean ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and metalwork, as well as South American Indian ceramics and figurative art.

The Ernest R. Graham Study Center for Architectural Drawings houses a distinguished collection of more than 130,000 architectural sketches and drawings.

The European Painting collection ranges from the Middle Ages to 1900 and numbers approximately 950 works. The greatest strength of the department is in French painting of the 19th century.

The European Decorative Arts collection of 25,000 objects includes furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, enamels, and ivory from 1100 to the present, and sculpture from the medieval period to 1900.

The holdings of the Department of Textiles contain more than 13,000 textiles, as well as 66,000 sample swatches, ranging from 300 B.C. to the present. The collection represents Europe, Asia, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Indonesia, North America, and Africa, with selections in pre-Columbian textiles, European vestments, tapestries, woven silks and velvets, printed fabrics, needlework, and lace.

Considered one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, the collection of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art includes more than 1,500 paintings and sculptures representing every significant movement in Europe and America throughout the 20th century.

10:30 - 20:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Art Institute of Chicago
  • Address: 111 S Michigan Ave - 60603 - Chicago - États-Unis
  • Phone: (1) 312 - 443 3600


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Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°3, 4, 26, 143, 147, 850, 851, 855, J14

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