Wrap up the museum’s world-renowned collection with a gift membership. With free admission, exhibition previews, discounts to the shops and restaurants, access to the Member Lounge, and so much more—it’s the gift that keeps giving all year long.
Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, or just to say thank you, an Art Institute membership makes the perfect gift for the art lover in your life.
How to give: • Online: get the fastest service and help the museum save paper! • By phone: call (312) 499-4111 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST). • On site: visit any membership desk in the museum.
Don’t forget—all purchases of membership are fully tax-deductible.
4 hours 10 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Commissioned for the 1945 Hollywood movie and based on Oscar Wilde's novel of the same name, Ivan Albright's grotesque painting captures the moral decay of the story's protagonist. The hedonistic Dorian Gray sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth. Ultimately, the corruption of his wicked life is revealed in the disfigurement of his likeness in the portrait.
See Picture of Dorian Gray in Gallery 262.
6 hours 43 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Our newly renovated restrooms are sure to wow and impress even the most seasoned user of restrooms. Check out their bright and modern new look on your next visit to the Photography galleries near the Thorne Miniature Rooms; you’ll see once and for all why the Art Institute is the #1 (and #2) museum in the world.
11 hours 55 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Enjoy a sampling of napkins from our collection with this tongue-in-cheek overview by tastemaker Matt Maldre (Spudart).