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+.
The After Dark featuring Mounira Al Solh: I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous is coming up on March 16.
$15 Evening Associates members, $25 Art Institute members and students, $35 general admission
Get your tickets early. After Dark is the most popular event hosted by the Evening Associates; tickets sell out well in advance of each event.
Join the Evening Associates Board of Directors at Art Walk and explore local galleries open late just for you. Take a unique tour through a local neighborhood and experience a wide variety of art on view.
Proceeds from Art Walk support the Evening Associates’ mission to fund exhibitions at the Art Institute devoted to today's emerging artists. Attendees must be 21+, and valid ID is required.
What to Expect
A range of art from a dozen local galleries
Continued conversation at a nearby after-party
Tickets go on sale a month before the event. Evening Associates receive discounted pricing.
$15 Evening Associates
$25 members and students
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
Get inspired while you brunch and spark interesting conversation with your fellow Evening Associates. ArtFeed allows you to explore a unique exhibition from multiple points of view and a live chat streaming on social media. Past events have featured The New Contemporary,Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem, and Degas: At the Track, On the Stage. ArtFeed is held seasonally on Sunday mornings, 11:00–1:00. (Guests must be 21+)
What to Expect
Creatively composed meal and breakfast cocktails
Exhibition talk from a museum expert
$30 Evening Associates
$35 members and students
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.
Scott Banks Brandon Belt Jean-Paul Biondi Erin Blakley Shelley Bloch Patty Bloom Janice Bond Caitlynde Brancovsky Katie Callahan Cameron Croft Alexandra Demers Caroline Gardner Donlin Meghan Eagan Max Gaby Nicholas Hansen Sara Heckman Jacqueline Hoover Megan Hurtuk Joshua Izzard Antoine Jennings Meghan Jordan Eli Kay-Oliphant Vinod Kesavan Whitney Krystof Agatha Kubalski Julie Lakonishok Nika Levando Jack Lubeznik Ricardo Canedo Mondragon Catherine Napier Gina Natale Paolo Palazzi-Xirinachs John Reid Catherine Roberts Jeremy Rothschild Kati Rust Marta Ryvak George Semaan Tarra Sharp Jimmy Shin Gus Springmann Kyle Stoner Brett Charles Taylor Natasha Vuppuluri Todd Walton Patrick Welby
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 Guy Caland-Puymartin Brandon Clark Newcombe Clark Lisa Claybon Morgan Dower Sarah Hall Alex Helfers Deiken Maloney Andrew May Lauren Mazur Andrea Moran Brett Charles Taylor Wade Thomson Raymond Wright
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