Membership Levels

$5,000 Limited Edition

  • Exclusive event with an invited visiting lecturer 
  • Curator accompaniment at an art fair in New York, Miami, or Paris 
  • Plus all Platinum-level benefits

$2,500 Platinum

  • Luncheon and tour of an Art Institute exhibition with a curator 
  • Priority reservations for all Photography Associates events 
  • Plus all Regular-level benefits

$1,500 Regular/ $750 Junior (Under 40)

  • Annual fall kickoff evening with seated dinner
  • Priority seating and private reception following fall and spring lectures
  • Private collection tour and reception with Art Institute curators
  • Private visit to the studio of a local artist
  • Priority seating and reception following Hugh Edwards Lecture

All member levels admit two.

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Membership in the Photography Associates is open to all members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photography Associates memberships are partially tax-deductible. Photography Associates is unable to accept checks from donor-advised funds.

For inquiries and information about upcoming events, please contact (312) 857-7640 or