Many of the Art Institute's prize impressionist masterpieces are coming home just in time for the holidays. The museum's renowned Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection will be fully reinstalled in 11 renovated and expanded galleries by Dec. 19. Works of art by Gustave Caillebotte (of Paris Street, Rainy Day fame), Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh that were on loan to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth Texas for a four-month stay are back in the Windy City. The new galleries feature more than 180 works and have been rearranged to present a fresh take on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
The Art Institute is open Monday – Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (free general admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children, students and seniors 65 and older. Children under 12 are free, members are free. Purchase admission tickets in advance online, or by calling 312- 930-4040.
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.