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.
Holiday Hot Chocolate
November 22–January 4 Our famous hot chocolate is back—just for members! Get warm and cozy with a complimentary cup of chocolate deliciousness while relaxing in the lounge.
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.
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt Well... People do say they Monkee around, but we'd politely ask that you don't do the same, at least not on our beloved lions. This photo was taken when #TheMonkees visited Chicago in 1966. We can only assume they took the last train to Clarksville after visiting.
2 days 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Stop it, fall, you’re trying to steal our thunder. Thanks to Art Institute member
@dw_chitown for the lovely photo. #regram