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This world-class museum boasts one of the nation’s largest permanent collections of Impressionist paintings and an extensive display of Asian art. The 264,000-square-foot, Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing features an extensive collection of 20th- and 21st-century art, including modern European paintings and sculptures and photography. Daily 10:30 am-5 pm, Th 10:30 am-8 pm. Admission $25 (Illinois residents $22, Chicago residents $20); students and seniors $19 (Illinois residents, $16, Chicago residents $14); children under 14 free. Free family programming daily.