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The Art Institute of Chicago’s Official Mobile App—NEW!

 
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Your personal, pocket-sized guide to the collection, the new mobile experience merges location-aware technology with audio storytelling, letting the art speak to you.

The FREE app offers:

  • Engaging audio tours featuring behind-the- scenes stories, a variety of expert voices, and music to transport you into the artworks
  • Access to the digital member card so members can enjoy all their on-site benefits
  • A “Look It Up” feature that allows you learn more about the artworks that interest you
  • A location-aware interactive map to help you navigate the galleries, find old favorites, and discover new ones
  • Listing of current exhibitions to help guide your visit or plan your next one

Look for new audio tours to be added!
Learn more here.

This app is available for iOS devices.

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Art Institute Tours

Wifi Tour App
Android app on Google Play

There's no need to feel overwhelmed by the treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago! Use our new free app to follow your own individual interests, learn about art, and enjoy one of the world's greatest art museums. The FREE app offers:

  • 50 personalized tours, each featuring 6 to 10 works of art, with brief entries that explain each work's connection to a theme or its significance in the history of art
  • Several different types of tours:
    • Collections: explore most of the museum's major collections such as Impressionist art, contemporary art, or African art.
    • Themes: focus on topics such as Chicago artists, self-portraits, children in art, or the architecture of the museum.
    • Time or Occasions: choose tours by the amount of time you have—an hour, two hours, a full day—or by occasion, such as relaxing on your own or impressing your out-of-town guests.
  • Step-by-step directions from one artwork to the next, available both as guided maps through the museum's galleries and simple listed instructions
  • Information on and directions to the museum's current special exhibitions
  • Access to explore the collection further through our online database where you can see multimedia resources or search for other artworks close by or for works by the same artist

The app is available for Android devices and included in the Official Mobile App for Apple devices.

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Digital Member Card App

In the first app of its kind, the Art Institute of Chicago Member Card app makes it possible for members to carry their member cards on their iPhones rather than in their wallets or purses. Members need only to enter their member number once to download the card and then enjoy all the benefits the museum has to offer—from special exhibition viewing hours to exclusive programs and entry into the Member Lounge. The member card features a selection of images—choose between iconic permanent collection works and featured special exhibition pieces—from the permanent collection and a barcode that can be scanned at entrances to the museum and special exhibitions.

This app is available for Android and included in the Official Mobile App for Apple devices.


Member Magazine App

The Art Institute of Chicago brings select content from its long-standing and award-winning member publication, Member Magazine, to iPad users. Visit the iPad app Newstand to download articles on the permanent collection and special exhibitions as well as the full calendar of programs. And become a member today to receive the full-print version every other month!

This app is available only for the iPad.


Apps from our Partners

My Chi Parks App

Night Out in the Parks is back for a third year, and with it comes an exciting new way to get all the schedule information—a free mobile app! Discover free cultural events and arts programs in parks around Chicago. Night Out in the Parks offers more than 1,000 free events all summer long—movies, live concerts, festivals, and theatrical shows. Download the free My Chi Parks™ app now to view the 2015 Night Out in the Parks schedule.

This app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android.