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The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world's diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with the profession's highest ethical standards and practices.
The Art Institute is the second-largest art museum in the country, with a collection of approximately 300,000 works of art and physical space of nearly one million square feet. With annual visitation of about 1.5 million, the Art Institute is one of the most popular attractions for Chicago residents and visitors alike.
The museum is open from 10:30 AM - 5 PM Monday-Sunday and is open 10:30 AM - 8 PM on Thursday.
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