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In partnership with the Art Institute, explore how various styles of architecture, sculpture and landscapes interact to create a unique museum campus. We’ll visit both the interior and exterior of the museum including its newest addition, the critically acclaimed Modern Wing by Renzo Piano. The ticket price includes general admission to the Art Institute (for the tour and for one additional day).

1.5 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

We'll see how Neoclassical, mid century modern and contemporary architecture coexist, and how sculpture and landscape interact. Half of the walk will explore Renzo Piano's Modern Wing in detail, including the interior. Discover what the "flying carpet" does, what supports the soaring passerelles and how glass walls can be used in art galleries.

  • This tour requires an Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) pass. The pass is included in the price of the ticket, but must be picked up at the CAC box office prior to the tour departure.
  • Current AIC members who wish to buy a ticket for this tour without the pass included must do so in person at the CAC box office.
  • Water bottles, large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the Art Institute. If you choose to bring along a bag or backpack, it must be checked at the coat room before entering the museum ($1 fee). Water bottles cannot be checked and should not be brought along on the tour.

Upcoming Art Institute of Chicago: The Campus and Modern Wing Tours

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