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Evening Associates

Broaden your mind and your social circle. Join the Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Evening Associates is a group of young professional Art Institute members, ages 21–40, who enjoy a full schedule of exciting monthly programs and benefits including:

  • Exclusive private tours
  • Special events highlighting art that's newly on view
  • 50% off tickets to After Dark, the recurring late-night party in the Modern Wing featuring a major exhibition
  • Discounted tickets to Night Heist, the Evening Associates Board's annual benefit
  • Invitations to special art-related events around the city

How to Join

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.

To make sure you receive all the benefits Evening Associates has to offer, be sure to include your e-mail address when joining.

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.

For event photos and updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

How will I hear from Evening Associates?

Most of our correspondence will come to you via e-mail from Please make sure that we have your current e-mail address so you are the first to know about our event schedule or updates.

How do I include my spouse or partner in my membership purchase?

Choose a membership level that includes a partner/spouse (e.g. not the Member or Student levels), then select the Dual Evening Associates option. Please be sure to complete the spouse/partner information.

What if I select a two-year base membership?

If you join the museum with a two-year base membership, you will need to select a two-year Evening Associates membership.

When will I receive my membership card?

New members will receive an e-mail confirmation after completing the purchase of a membership. Please allow two weeks to receive your membership cards in the mail.

The Evening Associates Board is a diverse group of young, art-inspired professionals, innovators, and philanthropists committed to increasing awareness for Evening Associates membership, the Art Institute, and its resources by raising funds for audience development programming. They were named the 2015 Associate Board of the Year by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago).
Application for Board Nomination 2016

Executive Committee 

Jeremy Rothschild
Chairman of the Board

Paolo Palazzi-Xirinachs

Erin Rengel
Chief Communications Officer

Deiken Maloney

Board of Directors

Joe Anderson
Philippe André
Hamed Babai
Scott Banks
Vladimir Barisik
Elizabeth Bjornseth
Janice Bond
Caitlynde Brancovsky
Bryan Brown
Guy Caland-Puymartin
Newcombe Clark
Brandon Clark
Lisa Claybon
Ken Click
Cameron Croft
Kristin Culbertson
Alexandra Demers
Morgan Dower
Meghan Eagan
Jennifer Elliott
Autumn Fincher
Charlie Fox
Max Gaby
Nicholas Hansen
Lindsay Hearn
Alex Helfers
Anthony Hodes
Jacqueline Hoover
Alison Hough
Megan Hurtuk
Joshua Izzard
Paulette Jacobsmeier
Antoine Jennings
Meghan  Jordan
Azeeza Khan
Justin Kay
Agatha Kubalski
Julie Lakonishok
Elliott Lorenz
Jack Lubeznik
Andrew May
Lauren Mazur
Meg McSeveney
Sarah Meyer
Claire Molek
Marc Moran
Catherine Napier
Sara  Reeves
John Reid
Eric Sheinkop
Jimmy Shin
Wade Thomson
Todd Walton
Claudia Zacharias

Melissa Allen*
Glenn Eden*
Andrea Moran*
Bill Noonan*

* Chairman Emeritus