Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our loyal members, the Member Lounge is your place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends.
Located on the lower level, next to the Museum Café
Whether you're taking a break with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, reading the latest museum catalogue, or connecting with a membership representative to sign up for an event, the lounge has become a must for every member's visit. Freshly renovated with a sleek new island bar and a shared barista station, where members can order cocktails, beer, wine, espresso drinks, and smoothies.* The space also includes a private outdoor summer patio in McKinlock Court, making the Member Lounge one of the most unique and inviting spaces in the museum.
Guests of members are always welcome in the lounge. Beverage service ends one hour before closing.
* Beer, wine, cocktails, and other specialty drinks are for purchase.
1 day 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 4:00—See the world premiere of “The Electric Stage” by performance collective Manual Cinema.
Manual Cinema uses vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live camera feeds, sound design, and a live music ensemble to create immersive visual stories on stage and screen.
2 days 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago A Sunday on La Grande Jatte has been among the museum’s most beloved paintings since it first entered the collection in 1926. ARTicle celebrates the birthday of Georges Seurat, with some fun facts about this pointillist masterpiece.
2 days 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Ladies strike a pose in Blackstone Hall, 1909.
Demolished in 1958, the enormous two-story gallery once spanned the area between where the Asian art and Prints and Drawings galleries are today and housed over 150 plaster cast sculptures, many replicas of Greek and Roman art received as gifts from the French government.