The Art Institute of Chicago 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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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.

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