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
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams
Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting,” reenacting what he calls “deleted scenes” from South African history through a masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling. See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams—on view through January 16.
1 day 7 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—A new photography rotation showcases groundbreaking Contemporary works from artists like John Baldessari, Sally Mann, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, among others—on view in Gallery 10 through January 2.
Image: Richard Misrach. Untitled #696–05, from series On the Beach, 2005. Gift of the artist.
2 days 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Toulouse-Lautrec’s work increased the visibility of lesbians in 19th-century Paris, portraying them in a sympathetic light when prevailing perceptions were anything but favorable.