Our outdoor restaurants are open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.
Lower level in McKinlock Court
Self-service dining with seating in McKinlock Court
Daily, 11:00–4:00 Enjoy summer's warm weather and lengthening days by dining alfresco as the Museum Café extends seating into lovely McKinlock Court. The Museum Café offers a locally sourced menu with a global influence along with a selection of wines, microbrews, and full bar.
Thursday Night Jazz
Thursday evenings, 5:00–8:00 Delight in the lush summer beauty of McKinlock Court while enjoying light menu items and listening to some of Chicago’s best jazz musicians.
Lunch, 11:30–2:30 North Garden, corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street
Lunch amid the museum's outdoor sculpture and bountiful greenery at this North Garden summer spot. Choose from freshly made salads and sides, all sourced from Terzo Piano's great local farms, plus Illy espresso and unique frozen desserts.
Thursdays, 5:00–8:00 Third level, Modern Wing
Enjoy Terzo Piano's summer menu on the spectacular Bluhm Family Terrace.
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
1 day 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
2 days 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.