Annual membership to the Evening Associates is $30 for an individual or $50 for two people in the same household in addition to any basic Art Institute membership. Already a current member of the Art Institute? No problem, you can add an Evening Associates membership at any point in your membership.
Join online, by calling (312) 499-4111, or at any on-site Member Services desk.
See the Art Institute in a new light with After Dark, a late night event hosted by the Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago on select Fridays in the Modern Wing 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Attendees must be 21+.
Join your fellow Evening Associates on tours through the museum’s collection, and continue the conversation with a stop in one of the museum’s restaurants. Tours are held throughout the year on Thursday evenings, 6:00–7:00. (21+)
What to Expect
An expert guide through the galleries
Unique tours, highlighting new pieces and well-loved works in the collection
Conversation and camaraderie with your fellow members
Tickets go on sale a few weeks before each event. Join Evening Associates and be the first to learn when tickets go on sale.
$10 Evening Associates members only
Meet other young art lovers over a creatively composed meal and an exclusive talk from a museum expert at ArtFEED. Hosted quarterly on Sunday mornings, 11:00-1:00, or Thursday evenings, 6:00–8:00 p.m. (21+)
What to Expect
Museum admission with ticket purchase
Unique themed meal buffet
Complimentary specialty cocktails
Insider’s talk on the featured exhibition
Interactive social media opportunities
Tickets go on sale about one month before each event. Join Evening Associates and be the first to learn when tickets go on sale!
Get your tickets early—ArtFEED tickets sell out well in advance of each event!
The Art Institute of Chicago’s Evening Associates Board invites you to “steal the night away” at the annual fundraiser Night Heist. Established to support the Art Institute’s legacy for future generations, this consistently sold-out evening is the event of the year for young art-inspired professionals.
See photos from this year's Night Heist by following our Facebook page.
What to Expect
Exclusive access to the featured exhibition
Live music and special performances
Themed cocktails from celebrated Chicago mixologists, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres
Raffle with coveted prize packages
Special tours of the featured exhibition throughout the evening
Official after party
The Evening Associates Board is a diverse group of young art-inspired professionals, innovators, and philanthropists committed to engaging Chicago’s under-40 community with the Art Institute of Chicago, driving Evening Associates membership, and promoting an understanding and appreciation of the arts. They were named the 2015 Associate Board of the Year by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago).
We are now accepting applications to join the Evening Associates Board of Directors. If interested, please fill out and submit our 2017 application.
Jeremy Rothschild Chairman of the Board
Paolo Palazzi-Xirinachs Vice-Chairman
Erin Blakley Chief Communications Officer
Lauren Mazur Treasurer
Board of Directors
Joe Anderson Scott Banks Vladimir Barisik Elizabeth Bjornseth Janice Bond Caitlynde Brancovsky Julia Burke Guy Caland-Puymartin Newcombe Clark Lisa Claybon Ken Click Cameron Croft Kristin Culbertson Alexandra Demers Morgan Dower Meghan Eagan Max Gaby Nicholas Hansen Lindsay Hearn Sara Heckman Alex Helfers Anthony Hodes Jacqueline Hoover Alison Hough Megan Hurtuk Joshua Izzard Antoine Jennings Meghan Jordan Justin Kay Eli Kay-Oliphant Whitney Krystof Agatha Kubalski Julie Lakonishok Justine Lee Nika Levando Jack Lubeznik Deiken Maloney Claire Molek Marc Moran Catherine Napier John Reid Kati Rust Jimmy Shin Brett Charles Taylor Wade Thomson Todd Walton
Melissa Allen* Glenn Eden* Andrea Moran* Bill Noonan* *Chairman Emeritus
To stay up-to-date on all things Evening Associates, including our popular after-hours events, sign up for our e-news or call (312) 499-4111.
1 day 21 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 4:00—See the world premiere of “The Electric Stage” by performance collective Manual Cinema.
Manual Cinema uses vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live camera feeds, sound design, and a live music ensemble to create immersive visual stories on stage and screen.
1 day 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago A Sunday on La Grande Jatte has been among the museum’s most beloved paintings since it first entered the collection in 1926. ARTicle celebrates the birthday of Georges Seurat, with some fun facts about this pointillist masterpiece.
2 days 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Ladies strike a pose in Blackstone Hall, 1909.
Demolished in 1958, the enormous two-story gallery once spanned the area between where the Asian art and Prints and Drawings galleries are today and housed over 150 plaster cast sculptures, many replicas of Greek and Roman art received as gifts from the French government.