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Art Institute of Chicago Block Party

Save the date for the Art Institute of Chicago Block Party

The Art Institute of Chicago Block Party
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Throughout the museum

Join fellow artists, historians, storytellers, performers, and a crowd-sourced roster of community contributors of all ages and backgrounds for open conversations, gallery experiences, and creative responses to the Art Institute's renowned collection. 

This daylong gathering highlights the deep and lasting contributions of Chicago's creative communities. Experience a progression of events activating the museum's galleries, libraries, study rooms, gardens, and public spaces, culminating in exciting music performances, all celebrating our city's rich history and bright future.

Visit this page for more updates leading up to the event, including a schedule of programs and a link to pre-register. 


The Art Institute Block Party is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.  

The Art Institute Block Party is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Artwork by Angelica Villagomez.