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The Art Institute of Chicago’s Official Mobile App
Your personal, pocket-sized guide to the collection, the new mobile experience allows members to pull up their digital member card using their member ID and zip code and enjoy access to all their on-site benefits with ease.
The FREE app also offers:
Engaging audio tours featuring behind-the-scenes stories, a variety of expert voices, and music to transport you into the artworks
A “Look It Up” feature that allows you learn more about the artworks that interest you
A location-aware interactive map to help you navigate the galleries, find old favorites, and discover new ones
A listing of current exhibitions to help guide your visit or plan your next one. Look for new audio tours to be added!
The Art Institute of Chicago Member Card app makes it possible for members to carry their member cards on their Android phones rather than in their wallets. Members need only to enter their member number once to download the card and then enjoy all the benefits the museum has to offer—from special exhibition viewing hours to exclusive programs and entry into the Member Lounge. The member card features a selection of images—choose between iconic permanent collection works and featured special exhibition pieces—from the permanent collection and a barcode that can be scanned at entrances to the museum and special exhibitions.
21 hours 7 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.
23 hours 7 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?
Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Saints & Heroes brings the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life in the 21st century.