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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.

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+)

What to Expect

  • Exclusive after-hours access to Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist
  • 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