Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our loyal members, the Member Lounge is your place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends.
Our new and improved Member Lounge is located on the lower level, next to the Museum Café, also freshly renovated
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 specialtiy 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.
17 min 22 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago The Latino Music Festival returns this year with four concerts at the Art Institute, free with museum admission.
See Fareed Haque and Kaia String Quartet tomorrow and Carmen Tellez this Sunday.