Availability: Daily, 6:00–11:30 p.m. Dimensions: 84 x 54 feet Square Footage: 3,314 Ceiling Height: Three-story cathedral ceiling with skylight
This elegant staircase, located just off the Michigan Avenue lobby, majestically welcomes your guests with stately polished-marble construction, dating back to 1910. On the main floor, the sweeping staircase is encircled by the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries and Fullerton Hall; it rises with grace and grandeur to a sunlit space on the second level surrounded architectural fragments from some of Chicago's most legendary buildings. This open atrium flows into the crown jewel of the Art Institute, the Pritzker Galleries of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
Imagine your next special event beginning around the Woman's Board Grand Staircase, the perfect spot for your registration and pre-dinner reception and only steps away from world-class treasures by Degas, Monet, and Renoir!
3 hours 21 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT: Famed actress and “First Lady of the Theater” Katharine Cornell dresses the part for Vincent van Gogh’s L'Arlésienne, part of our Van Gogh exhibition, 1950.
1 day 9 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Don’t miss Burnishing the Night and Eldzier Cortor Coming Home, two excellent Prints and Drawings exhibitions going off view this weekend.
2 days 39 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Author/historian Emma Donoghue reflects on her Irish background and how it has informed her writing for more than two decades.
This talk is free to Illinois residents or with museum admission.