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.
1 day 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 4:00—See the world premiere of “The Electric Stage” by performance collective Manual Cinema.
Manual Cinema uses vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live camera feeds, sound design, and a live music ensemble to create immersive visual stories on stage and screen.
1 day 19 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago A Sunday on La Grande Jatte has been among the museum’s most beloved paintings since it first entered the collection in 1926. ARTicle celebrates the birthday of Georges Seurat, with some fun facts about this pointillist masterpiece.
2 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Ladies strike a pose in Blackstone Hall, 1909.
Demolished in 1958, the enormous two-story gallery once spanned the area between where the Asian art and Prints and Drawings galleries are today and housed over 150 plaster cast sculptures, many replicas of Greek and Roman art received as gifts from the French government.