Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller November 3, 2017–March 4, 2018 Gallery 246 On the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death, this focused exhibition brings together sculptures and drawings from private collections and the museum’s holdings to explore the artist’s creative process and his capacity to craft engaging narratives.
Holiday Thorne Rooms Gallery 11 The beloved decorating tradition is back—see the Thorne Miniature Rooms decked out in their holiday finery.
Neapolitan Crèche Gallery 203 Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such Nativity scenes outside of Naples—features over 200 figures staged in an ornate Baroque cabinet with a painted backdrop.
Holiday Small Plates Thursdays, December 7, 14, and 21 5:00–7:00 Museum Café Celebrate the holidays with a seasonally inspired menu. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call (312) 553-9675 for more information.
Gift Memberships Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Look no further—wrap up your seasonal shopping with gift memberships to the Art Institute. Free admission, exclusive exhibition previews, and member-only educational and travel opportunities are only some of the perks. Place your order by December 8 to guarantee delivery in time for the holidays, or visit any Member Services desk for immediate fulfillment through December 24.
Valet Parking Modern Wing entrance $28 per car at drop-off Cash only The holidays are busy enough without wasting time looking for parking—so don’t. Let us do it for you. Valet service is available during regular museum hours in front of the Modern Wing entrance on Monroe Street.