Members at the Sustaining Fellows level enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the Art Institute’s world-class collection, internationally recognized curators, and fellow dedicated supporters.
Sustaining Fellows provide the single largest source of unrestricted philanthropy to the museum. As a member of the museum’s premier giving society, you can be proud to be among the Art Institute’s closest supporters. Sustaining Fellows also have the opportunity to participate on committees and in leadership positions.
Exclusive Events and Travel Opportunities
Sustaining Fellows are invited to educational programs and private events that deepen engagement at the museum. Exclusive events include:
Exhibition previews and receptions
Curatorial lectures and gallery walks
Art walks and field trips throughout the city
Private dinners and artist talks
Five-star travel with museum curators
Sustaining Fellows are recognized for their essential, unrestricted support in the Art Institute’s Annual Report.
Sustaining Fellows receive all of the benefits of museum membership, including reciprocal privileges to 15 other art museums.
12 hours 10 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds looking at a work of art. So what's it like see a six-hour music video?
A Lot of Sorrow is an endurance test for the veteran rock band The National, performing their song "Sorrow" 105 times in a row.