Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of America's finest art museums. Famous for its extensive collection of American and Impressionist art, this is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon. The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel is situated just a short walk away, so soak up some culture during your stay with us.
Among the museum's permanent collection is the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection, which includes famous works by artists Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Paul Cezanne. There are also two paintings by the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, entitled 'Bedroom in Arles' and 'Self Portrait'. Yet aside from the museum's impressive collection of historic masterpieces, the Art Institute also houses the stunning Modern Art Wing. This will showcase some of the most exciting artists of the 20th century, connecting past and present through this impressive gallery space.
Even the building itself is worthy of note, as it was constructed in 1893 to host the World's Columbian Exposition. Modern additions have been made to the building, but its original style remains largely unchanged. It was designed in the classical Beaux-Arts architectural style, and still boasts a grand Italian Renaissance façade.
As one of the most ideally situated downtown Chicago hotels, choose the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel when visiting the Art Institute of Chicago.