Art Institute of Chicago Ranks as No. 1 Attraction in the World

October 29, 2014

Art Institute of Chicago Ranked the No. 1 attraction in the world by TripAdvisor, The Art Institute of Chicago consistently draws millions of visitors from across the globe. With its distinctive exhibits, the Art Institute of Chicago will get anyone’s creative pulse pumping.

Founded in 1879, this museum has approximately 300,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The building is right in the heart of downtown Chicago and not only showcases the permanent collection, but also hosts 30 special exhibitions, gallery talks, lectures, performances and events every year. With one of the best research libraries for art and architecture in the country and state-of-the-art conservation facilities, the art will continue to inspire many for years to come.

Many exhibitions showcase cultures from various places around the world. The De ou par René Magritte: Art in Belgium, 1920-1975 exhibit exemplifies Magritte’s Belgian cultural environment. Featuring books, periodicals and materials, the exhibit highlights many of the artists that worked and lived in Belgium during the early part of the 20th century. This exhibition can be seen now through Nov. 14.

Another unique exhibition that would be fitting to see during the Halloween season is Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor. Consisting of Japanese ghosts and demon prints, this exhibit displays some frighteningly good art. It can be seen now through Jan. 4, 2015.

The Art Institute of Chicago is open seven days a week between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $23, while youth ages 14 through 18, seniors 65 and up and students are $19.

Enter through the doors just past the majestic bronze lions and gaze upon artwork from every era at the Art Institute of Chicago. One of the world’s great art collections is just footsteps away from your door step! For more information about the Art Institute of Chicago, visit www.artic.edu.

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