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  • My experience with the Art Institute of Chicago is extensive, as I go to this museum at least three or four times a year
  • Some young kids like it, but for most of them, it can be boring
  • I recommend seeing the haystack series by Monet, and the famous work by Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

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      My experience with the Art Institute of Chicago is extensive, as I go to this museum at least three or four times a year. It’s an excellent art collection with something for everybody. It’s best for adults and older children, as in teens, but it’s not ideal for young children. Some young kids like it, but for most of them, it can be boring.

      The Art Institute seems to be tring to change this, though, by putting in a children’s museum area on the lower level. It has activities and a special section


      where you can touch statues that are very accessible for small kids. Also, the museum gift shop has a children’s section with a ton of adorable toys and books.

      As for the museum itself, there are tons of exhibits spanning thousands of years. Here are a few of my favorites: 1) The Thorne miniature rooms. These mini rooms are immaculate! There are tons of them, from Renaissance England to 1930s Tokyo.

      An absolute must-see, and also good for kids. 2) Arms and Armor collection. This is good for little boys, as it ...


      • features a large collection of suits of armor and weaponry from the Middle Ages.

        I’m not even a little boy and I love it. 3) Impressionist works. There are a lot of famous works in this collection, and it’s very extensive.

        I recommend seeing the haystack series by Monet, and the famous work by Seurat, “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. ” There are also paintings by Renoir, if you’re into impressionism. As for things that I don’t recommend seeing, well, I can’t say there’s anything! What you should see depends on your personal

        tastes, so pick up a map and check out what looks good.

        Recently a modern art wing was opened up, and it’s spectacular. Due to this, admission rates are sky-high, but on Thursday evenings admission is free. If you want to eat in the museum, there are plenty of options.

        There’s a pretty good cafeteria with a grill and sandwich area, and there are one or two fancier restaurants. There is also a cafe in the modern area, which I have not been to yet. Overall, definitely consider visiting this museum.

        It’s such a treat!




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