We want to remind you that the Art Institute of Chicago offers Free Winter Weekdays! The holidays are over, but the Art Institute’s free winter weekdays continue into March. Daily admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents each and every weekday from early January through March 17, 2022. Come on the new free days at the Art Institute of Chicago and walk through and explore the new Modern Wing (click at bottom for more info).
Illinois residents can enter the acclaimed art museum, 111 S. Michigan Ave., for free on weekdays from through March 17. The deal applies during all hours of operation Monday through Friday.
There is so much to see! With a collection of more than 260,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, Japanese prints, and photography. Included in the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection are more than 30 paintings by Claude Monet (six of his Haystacks and a number of Water Lilies), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Two Sisters (On the Terrace)), Henri Matisse’s The Bathers, Paul Cézanne’s (The Basket of Apples, and Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair). At the Moulin Rouge by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is another highlight, as are Georges Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day. Non-French paintings of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection include Vincent Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles and Self-portrait, 1887. Among the most important works of the American collection are Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Mary Cassatt’s The Child’s Bath.
Happy New Year from the Art Institute of Chicago! Thank you for being part of our vibrant museum community.
We are excited to offer free admission to all Illinois residents every weekday—now through March 17.
— The Art Institute of Chicago (@artinstitutechi) January 1, 2022
Since its founding in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago has flourished into one of the most recognized art museums on the planet. The museum is permanently home to over 300,000 works of art including such pieces as American Gothic by Grant Wood, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, The Bedroom, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh and The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso. Now Illinois residents can see these historic masterpieces, and much more, completely free until Thursday, March 17th.
To receive free admission, Illinois residents must reserve tickets online in advance where the Art Institute of Chicago will verify resident status using the zip code associated with the billing address provided.