Griffin Court: Saturday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m. Pritzker Garden: Saturday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m. May through September (weather permitting)
Griffin Court: 29 x 202 feet Pritzker Garden: 45 x 108 feet
Griffin Court: 8,065 Pritzker Garden: 4,815
An elegant and light-filled venue, Griffin Court is the entranceway to the museum’s Modern Wing, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Its spacious and luminous blank canvas can be arranged to host seated dinners and large-scale receptions, making Griffin Court one of the most sought-after special events space within the Art Institute.
Pritzker Garden is a private oasis of rest and contemplation. This special event space, with its open terrace and serene garden, is the perfect complement to Griffin Court. Pritzker Garden offers a shaded space for your guests to mingle while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.
Pritzker Garden is adjacent to Griffin Court, being separated only by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall. Your guests will be able to flow between the spaces without missing a beat of the event excitement.
10 hours 20 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1996: A lion’s job is never done. The Art Institute’s faithful companions look over Michigan Avenue, 103 years after they first arrived at the museum.
14 hours 19 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries
Now on view in Gallery 107, The Shogun's World showcases the distinct beauty of Japanese mapmaking. These heavily image-based maps occasionally explore spiritual landscapes in addition to physical geography. The importance of spirituality in this tradition is shown in this detail from a mid-19th century map of Yokohama Harbor, where the legend color-codes not only landmarks like Buddhist temples, foreigners’ residences, and stone bridges, but also the locations of spiritually significant trees and rocks.