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. (For guests 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
Mark your calendar for the next ProvocaTour on March 9.
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. (For guests 21+)
What to Expect
Museum admission with ticket purchase
Unique themed meal buffet
Complimentary specialty cocktails
Insider’s talk on the featured exhibition
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. (For guests 21+)
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
The Evening Associates Board of Directors is a group of young leaders that engages thousands of their fellow Chicagoans in supporting the arts and the Art Institute. The board is a diverse group of young, art-inspired professionals whose mission is to engage Chicago’s young creative explorers with the Art Institute of Chicago, drive Evening Associates membership, promote an understanding and appreciation of the arts, and fundraise for exhibitions featuring emerging artists.
Joe Anderson Scott Banks Vladimir Barisik Jean-Paul Biondi Patty Bloom Janice Bond Caitlynde Brancovsky Guy Caland-Puymartin Katie Callahan Lisa Claybon Ken Click Cameron Croft Kristin Culbertson Alexandra Demers Meghan Eagan Max Gaby Caroline Gardner Nicholas Hansen 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 Nika Levando Jack Lubeznik Marc Moran Catherine Napier John Reid Kati Rust Marta Ryvak George Semaan Tarra Sharp Jimmy Shin Gus Springmann Kyle Stoner Brett Charles Taylor Todd Walton
Evening Associates Alumni Program
The Alumni program is composed of former board members serving in an advisory role. Alumni are selected based on their contributions while an active member, number of years served, and continuing involvement.
Lauren Ashley Allan Melissa Allen Elizabeth Bjornseth Brandon Clark Michele Davies Morgan Dower Deiken Maloney Andrew May Andrea Moran Wade Thomson Raymond Wright
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 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.