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Perhaps you know it from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Our museum spotlight this week rests on one of the country’s most historic and prolific art collections: The Art Institute of Chicago. Flanked by famous bronze lions on Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute is home to over 300,000 pieces from across the globe. Popular exhibits include the Thorne Miniature Rooms, the tradition-based arts of West and Central Africa, and the Impressionists wing. Whatever your interest or area of expertise, from religious Medieval Art to the iconic Contemporary work of Andy Warhol, the museum has a collection that caters to all visitors. The newly-renovated Modern Wing boasts panoramic views of Millennium Park, as well as a pedestrian bridge to the Park. The museum was founded in partnership with the World's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, solidifying its place in history and Chicago tradition. For those just visiting the city, it's a must-stop experience. For Illinois residents, stop by on Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m., when admission is free with proof of residence. Plan your visit today