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Community Associates

Join us for the final year of the Community Associates and deepen your engagement with the Art Institute’s collection and your community. Explore art, history, cultural context, and the creative process serving the greater Chicagoland area.
Join the Community Associates to:
  • Engage with the Art Institute's world-class collection and special exhibitions
  • Attend presentations by top museum educators and curators
  • Visit other museums and galleries in the Chicagoland area

You must have a valid Art Institute membership to become a Community Associates member. You can become a museum member and join the Community Associates at the same time. Become a member today!

Membership Dues

Community Associates dues are in addition to the yearly museum membership fee.

$25 Single Community Associates Membership
$35 Dual Community Associates Membership*

*If you would like to purchase a Dual Community Associates membership, which includes benefits for two people in the member household, you will need an Art Institute membership at the Member Plus level or higher. 

Membership Renewal

There are two ways to renew both your Art Institute membership and your Community Associates membership.

By Mail

Your Art Institute Membership
To keep your Art Institute membership up-to-date, return your membership dues upon receiving your renewal notice in the mail. Alternatively, you may join or renew by calling Member Services at (312) 499-4111 or visiting the museum in person.


To renew either your Art Institute membership and/or your Community Associates membership, go to

Interested in becoming a Community Associate? Join now! 

Upcoming Community Associates programming

All programs are open to current Community Associates members, regardless of location. Check out the full listing of upcoming CA programs and click on each event page to learn more. Call Member Services for assistance at (312) 499-4111.