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.
Thursdays, 5:00–7:30 Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members and a cash bar with beer, wine, and specialty cocktails including the signature member cocktail, the Nighthawk. No reservations necessary; stop by and enjoy this member hot spot.
* Beer, wine, cocktails, and other specialty drinks are for purchase.
16 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt Art handlers employ the latest in sculpture-moving technology, handling our works with the utmost care as always, date unknown.
18 hours 40 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago COMING SOON—Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840 explores the rich and complex art and culture of the Emerald Isle through extraordinary objects manufactured during the long 18th century.
Become a member to enjoy exclusive access to the exhibition with previews, lectures, and more.