The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879. In 1893, the Art Institute moved to its permanent home with the entry guarded by the two famous bronze lions built for the World’s Columbian Exposition.  Today, the Art Institute of Chicago has approximately 300,000 works in its permanent collection, housed in eight buildings, at the heart of Chicago – one block from Lake Michigan and serving as the eastern anchor of the city’s downtown.


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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Seurat

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Seurat at Art Institute of Chicago


111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603