Image Licensing

To request images from the Art Institute of Chicago for personal, educational, scholarly, or commercial use, please contact Art Resource, the Art Institute of Chicago’s primary agent for worldwide distribution and fulfillment of licensing requests for the museum’s images. For certain scholarly and academic publications, please note that most images are available at no charge.

Art Resource provides high-quality digital images to its clients. Depending on the nature and type of the proposed use and the availability of photography of the images requested, a fee may be charged. All requests for new photography are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and additional fees will apply. New photography will require a minimum of 5–7 weeks.

To request Art Institute images via Art Resource, please visit their website at or send inquiries to:

Art Resource, Inc.
536 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 505-8700
Fax: (212) 505-2053

For general inquiries about image licensing, please e-mail

Users of this website are encouraged to carefully review the Art Institute’s Terms and Conditions prior to any use of the images or materials on this website. Determining and obtaining any necessary third-party permissions, if applicable, is the sole responsibility of the user.

News Media

Journalists requesting images to accompany media coverage of Art Institute exhibitions, installations, or events may contact the Department of Public Affairs at or (312) 443-3363.