Art Institute of Chicago

Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world’s major museums, housing an extraordinary collection of objects from across places, cultures, and time. We are also a place of active learning for all—dedicated to investigation, innovation, education, and dialogue—continually aspiring to greater public service and civic engagement. Guided by our mission—and informed by our values and commitment to equity and justice—the Art Institute of Chicago inspires an expansive, inclusive understanding of human creativity.