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Membership

Join today and get exclusive access to the Art Institute of Chicago!

Members enjoy these great benefits!

Access
  • Yearlong free admission for themselves and a guest*
  • Expedited entry to the museum
  • Free admission for all children under 18 in the member household**
  • Access to the Member Lounge with complimentary coffee and tea
  • Member-only travel opportunities
  • Access to the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
  • Invitations to member events throughout the year
  • Advance notice of upcoming exhibitions and major acquisitions
  • 5% parking discount at downtown Millennium Garages
Exhibitions
  • Unlimited admission to special exhibitions with no extra ticket required***
  • Member-only previews and curator-led lectures for special exhibitions
Discounts
  • Parking: 5% parking discount at downtown Millennium Garages
  • Museum Shop: 10% off every day with 8 Double Discount Days every year
  • Terzo Piano, Museum Café, and Caffè Moderno: 10% off dining every day with 8 Double Discount Days every year
  • Audio Guides: Save $2 on all museum audio guides
  • School of the Art Institute****: 10% off noncredit continuing education courses such as
    • Art history
    • Drawing, painting, and sculpture
    • Art therapy
    • Film, video, and new media
    • Photography
    • Art education
  • Gene Siskel Film Center: $5 off membership
  • Educational programs and performances: 10% off all the museum's ticketed programming, including:
    • Concerts and Chicago Symphony Orchestra previews
    • Exhibition-related readings and lectures
    • Performance programs
    • And more!

Please call (312) 499-4111 or e-mail membership@artic.edu for more information.

*E-Member memberships do not include admission for a guest.
**Excludes Student and E-Member levels.
***Access is subject to museum hours and exhibition capacity.
****Discount does not apply to credit courses, whether taken for credit or audited.