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Exuberus 2017—FREE Teen Night at the Museum

June 22, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
6:00-8:00: Use at Modern Wing entrance at159 East Monroe Street.
8:00-10:00: Enter at 230 South Columbus Drive.

This summer celebration features teen-led tours, an art exchange, and after-hours party.

Teen-Led Tours
Look at art, talk about art, get inspired, and expand your mind.

Art Exchange (New!)
A Chicagoland swap and showcase of teen artwork.

  • Bring your artwork to the Modern Wing entrance 6:00-8:00. (See guidelines below)*
  • Display your artwork throughout the event.
  • Take home an original artwork created by another teen.

After-Hours Party
Though the museum closes at 8:00, the Stock Exchange Trading Room will stay open for teens until 10:00. Enjoy tunes by DJ Rae Chardonnay, create art with our friends at Yollocalli, immortalize the evening in our photo booth, dance (or don’t, that's cool too), and eat late-night bites.
This evening is free and open to all Chicagoland high school students, but preregistration is suggested.

*Art Exchange Guidelines
3-D work should be a maximum of 18"x18"x18"
2-D work shoudl be a maximum of 24"x18"

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) reserves the right to reject or refuse any submitted Object for any reason in its sole discretion. For example, museum policy prohibits us from accepting items longer than 8 feet. We are also unable to accept any Objects that AIC deems in its sole discretion to be hazardous, perishable, unlawful, and/or which contains any of the following items: organic matter that may harbor pests (such as potted plants, soil, sand, grasses, feather, moss, branches, bark, rose petals, hay, etc.), animals, confetti, rice, bird seed, balloons, bubbles, glitter, sequins, fireworks, sparklers, smoke/fog machines, dry ice, aerosol products (i.e. spray glue, spray glitter, spray snow, spray string, spray paint), vessels containing water, open flames. Rejected Objects may be checked in accordance with AIC's policies. AIC may require, in its sole discretion, that any Object be removed from the museum.
Objects accepted by AIC become the property of AIC and will not be returned. It is AIC’s intent that Objects will be randomly distributed among participants who submitted Objects, but AIC may dispose of any Object in its sole discretion. By submitting an Object, you: represent that such Object is your original creation and you have the right to give such Object to AIC, agree that AIC may include such Object in an installation of submitted objects, and grant AIC the non-exclusive, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free rights to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and/or display, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit or use the Object for any purpose whatsoever, provided that AIC is under no obligation to use or include any Object, in its sole discretion.

Be a Teen Leader at the Museum

Join the 2017-18 Teen Council! We're recruiting new members to join the this group of 15 Chicagoland youth who produce art events and resources to help make the museum more welcoming and engaging for all young people. Applications close July 1, 2017. Apply online.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is grateful to Glenn and Claire Swogger and the Redbud Foundation for their extraordinary sponsorship expanding the museum's free admission program to Chicago teens under the age of 18.