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Join your fellow Evening Associates on tours through the museum’s collection, and continue the conversation with a stop in one of the museum’s restaurants. Tours are held throughout the year on Thursday evenings, 6:00–7:00. (For guests 21+)

What to Expect

  • An expert guide through the galleries 
  • Unique tours, highlighting new pieces and well-loved works in the collection 
  • Conversation and camaraderie with your fellow members

Tickets go on sale a few weeks before each event. Join Evening Associates and be the first to learn when tickets go on sale.


Meet other young art lovers over a creatively composed meal and an exclusive talk from a museum expert at ArtFEED. Hosted quarterly on Sunday mornings, 11:00–1:00, or Thursday evenings, 6:00–8:00. (For guests 21+)

What to Expect

  • Museum admission with ticket purchase
  • Unique themed meal buffet
  • Complimentary specialty cocktails
  • Insider’s talk on the featured exhibition

Tickets go on sale about one month before each event.  Join Evening Associates and be the first to learn when tickets go on sale!

  • $35 Evening Associates members, $40 members, $50 nonmembers
  • Get your tickets early—ArtFEED tickets sell out well in advance of each event!

Night Heist

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Evening Associates Board invites you to “steal the night away” at the annual fundraiser Night Heist. Established to support the Art Institute’s legacy for future generations, this consistently sold-out evening is the event of the year for young art-inspired professionals. (For guests 21+)

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What to Expect

  • Exclusive access to the featured exhibition 
  • VIP Reception
  • Live music and special performances
  • Themed cocktails from celebrated Chicago mixologists, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres
  • Raffle with coveted prize packages
  • Special tours of the featured exhibition throughout the evening
  • Official after-party