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Sustaining Fellows

Sustaining Fellows is the premier giving society of the Art Institute of Chicago.


The purpose of the Sustaining Fellows is to cultivate and foster enduring and intimate relationships between current and prospective donors and the museum through a variety of exclusive programs and experiences that provide educational insight into all aspects of the Art Institute and its collection, present the opportunity to meet others with similar interests, and offer deeper engagement for those interested in participating in the volunteer committees of the Sustaining Fellows.


There are four ways to become a Sustaining Fellow:

  1. Online 
  2. On site: at any membership desk 
  3. By phone: (312) 443-3735
  4. By mail: 
    The Art Institute of Chicago 
    Sustaining Fellows 
    111 S. Michigan Avenue 
    Chicago, IL 60603-6404

Sustaining Fellows enjoy an array of special benefits and events designed to bring them closer to the heart of the museum and its collection.

Generous support for the Sustaining Fellows webpages is provided by the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund.