Image Licensing

Art Resource, a provider of high-quality digital images, is the Art Institute of Chicago’s primary agent for the worldwide distribution and fulfillment of licensing requests for the museum’s images.

To license museum images for personal, educational, scholarly, or commercial use, visit If the image you are seeking is not displayed on Art Resource’s site, send an e-mail request containing the object information to

Depending on the nature and type of the proposed use and the availability of photography of the images requested, a fee may be charged. Most images are available at no charge for use in scholarly and academic publications. 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.

For general inquiries about image licensing at the Art Institute, contact

For all other image licensing inquires, please contact Art Resource:

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

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.