The Art Institute of Chicago offers dynamic opportunities for learning about special exhibitions and the museum's collection through gallery talks, lectures, performances, studio programs, and more. These programs serve a broad spectrum of audiences—from first-time visitors to longtime museum members, from college students to seniors—and are designed to enhance your perception and spur your creativity. Many programs are open to all visitors with no advance registration.
2 hours 10 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Happy birthday to the Art Institute! 123 years ago today, we officially opened our doors to the public. This photo captures the Opening Day celebration, 1893.
18 hours 24 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each year the Art Institute adds hundreds—if not thousands—of new pieces to our permanent collection. Our “Gifts to the City” celebrate these additions and the breadth and depth they contribute to the Art Institute’s holdings.
Explore one such recent acquisition—our 19th-century Chinese altar set—in the latest from ARTicle.
23 hours 4 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago DECEMBER 15—Discover the magic behind the popular Thorne Rooms–inspired children’s book series, The Sixty-Eight Rooms, with author Marianne Malone as she discusses her inspiration and process with the Art Institute’s keeper of the Thorne Rooms, Lindsay Mican Morgan. Free with registration.