For more than 100 years, the Art Institute has enriched the lives of Chicagoans with the art, culture, and history of the world.
Since 1879, support from businesses has allowed the Art Institute to grow into one of the finest art museums in the world. Leaders of Chicago's business community have understood for more than a century that the arts are fundamental to the health of a city—and that encyclopedic museums like the Art Institute strengthen the fabric of civic life by promoting education, diversity, and personal enrichment for the good of all. By becoming a member of our family of corporate supporters, your company enables the museum to continue to fulfill its mission of collecting, preserving, and presenting the art of the world to residents of Chicago and to the city's millions of visitors.
Jules Guerin, delineator; Edward Herbert Bennett, architect. Plan of Chicago, Plate 132: View Looking West of the Proposed Civic Center Plaza and Buildings, Showing It as the Center of the System of Arteries of Circulation and of Surrounding Country, 1908. On permanent loan to the Art Institute of Chicago from the City of Chicago.