Store Your Luggage near the Art Institute of Chicago

About the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is located in Grant Park in the Downtown area. The Art Institute was founded in 1879 and is frequented by 1.5 million visitors each year. With over 300,000 works of art in the permanent collection and dozens of special temporary exhibitions year round, the Art Institute of Chicago is the country’s second-largest art museum (behind New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art). No visit to Chicago would be complete without a visit to this world-class center of arts and culture.

Fun fact: The Art Institute of Chicago was featured in a scene of the iconic 1986 John Hughes film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Things to Do at the Art Institute of Chicago

Given the sheer number of works on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, it would take much more than a day to truly delve into its many exhibitions. At any rate, Bounce prizes the following itinerary for a visit to this storied museum:

  • Head to the European Painting and Sculpture collection to view the world’s largest selection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris
  • Check out American classics like Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
  • Browse the 140,000 works in the Department of Architecture and Design
  • Peer at Modern paintings by Pablo Picasso and René Magritte or Contemporary works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Jackson Pollack
  • Get a comprehensive history of textiles from various cultures dating from 300 B.C. to the present
  • Delve deeper into art history by browsing the stacks at the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
  • Enjoy the sculpture garden on the roof of the Modern Wing and cross the Nichols Bridgeway to Millennium Park

Transit Options near the Art Institute of Chicago

  • CTA “L”: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines at Adams/Wabash; Red and Blue lines at Monroe
  • Metra: Van Buren and Millennium stations

Luggage Storage near the Art Institute of Chicago

Large bags aren’t permitted through the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Institute permits coat and bag storage for $1 per item. If, however, you plan to explore Grant Park and Downtown Chicago for a full day of activities and don’t want to worry about checking and rechecking your things (or being stuck lugging them around), we suggest booking Bounce bag storage in Chicago for a one-and-done daily deal.

Choose from our select partners below for hassle-free bag and luggage storage accessible to the Art Institute of Chicago:

  • Hot Shots Cafe (1242 N. Milwaukee Ave.): off the “L” Blue Line at Division
  • The UPS Store (1658 N. Milwaukee Ave.): off the “L” Blue Line at Damen
  • The UPS Store (1074 W. Taylor St.): 10-minute walk from the “L” Blue Line at UIC-Halsted
  • Dos Ricco’s (4064 N. Lincoln Ave.): take the “L” Red Line to Belmont and transfer to the “L” Brown Line to Irving Park
  • Primary Crossfit & Yoga (5050 N. Sheridan Rd.): off the “L” Red Line at Argyle

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