Planning a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago? Let the museum help you navigate its nearly one million square feet and thousands of works of art on view. This app offers you 50 personalized tours through the collections of the Art Institute using the museum’s Wi-Fi network and indoor positioning system. Featuring several types of tours, this app allows you to design exactly the visit you want. One set of tours will take you through the museum’s major collections, such as Impressionist art, contemporary art, African art, or both early and 20th-century American art. Another group offers tours of works throughout the entire museum grouped around common themes, such as Chicago artists, self-portraits, children in art, or the architecture of the museum. Short on time or have a specific agenda at the museum? Choose one of our tours organized by time — an hour, two hours, a full day — or by occasion, such as relaxing on your own or impressing your out-of-town guests.
Every tour features between 6 and 10 works of art with directions, as both maps and lists, for how to find them. Every work of art is accompanied by a brief entry that explains the work’s connection to a theme or the significance of the work in the history of art. Additionally, the app features information on and directions to the museum’s current special exhibitions. There’s no need to feel overwhelmed by the treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago! Use this app to follow your own individual interests, learn about art, and enjoy one of the world’s greatest art museums.