The Art Institute of Chicago's museum has one of the largest and most famous collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture outside of France, including Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884"; and one of the most comprehensive collections of modern art in the world, from Picasso, Matisse, and Kandinsky, to one of the top three Surrealist collections in the country.
American paintings collections include two of the most famous paintings of all time: Grant Wood's "American Gothic" and Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" as well as works by Marcy Cassatt, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. American and European decorative arts on view range from the 17th century to the present.
The museum also owns one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art, including Chinese porcelains, jades and one of the most distinguished collections of Chinese bronzes in the West, plus Korean ceramics, Southeast Asian sculpture, and the largest collection of Japanese woodblock prints outside of Japan, plus a special room for painted screens designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
Photography collections and architectural drawings, fragments and models are also great strengths of the museum, as is one of the premiere collections of textiles in the country.