Free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is available to current Illinois educators, including pre-K–12 teachers, teaching artists working in schools, and homeschool parents. Educators can register here to receive a voucher for a complimentary ticket to the museum. This voucher must be presented at one of the museum’s admission counters with a valid educator ID.
A complimentary ticket will not be granted without one of the following forms of acceptable identification:
current school ID
current Illinois Education Association ID card
Teaching Artist Working in Schools
letter on school letterhead indicating that the teaching artist is currently working in an Illinois pre-K–12 school
Illinois homeschool co-op member ID card
Illinois homeschool legal defense association member ID card
3 days 20 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Jacques-Louis David’s "Napoleon"
French painter Jacques-Louis David created the quintessential image of Napoleon in 1812 and this rare loan provides occasion to highlight related works in the Art Institute's own collection as well as an interactive digital reconstruction of the artist's sketchbook
4 days 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.