Once purchased, parking passes are e-mailed instantly and guarantee you access to your selected location. Parking is very limited and locations fill up, so we strongly recommend that you reserve your 100% guaranteed parking space now!
$28 per car (payment upon drop-off; cash only)* Valet service is available at the Modern Wing entrance every day from 10:30 a.m, when the museum doors open, until one-half hour after closing.
Please note: Valet service will not be available Thursday, July 28–Sunday, July 31 due to street closures and traffic for Lollapalooza.
*Rates are subject to change with citywide special events.
Nearby Public Garages
These garages are located underground below the parks adjacent to the museum. Please call (312) 616-0600 for lot and rate information. Drop-offs are permitted at the Millennium Park entrance. A traffic pull out is available from the eastbound lanes of Monroe Street.
East Monroe Street and Millennium Park garages (entrance at Columbus Drive and Monroe Street)
Grant Park south garage (entrance at Michigan Avenue between Van Buren and Adams streets)
Grant Park north garage (entrance at Michigan Avenue between Madison and Randolph streets)
Warning concerning Columbus Drive Street Parking
Both sides of Columbus Drive immediately east of the museum are "No Parking" zones from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and violators will be towed. Call (312) 744-7550 for towing information.
Accessible parking is located in the following garages near the Art Institute:
Millennium Park garage (enter at Columbus Drive and Monroe Street), with 8’ clearance in limited sections and an elevator at the exit
Grant Park north garage (enter at Michigan Avenue between Madison and Randolph), with 8' 3" clearance in limited sections and an elevator at the exit
For information about bus parking, please call the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau at (312) 567-8571 for options.
16 hours 22 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
Two major figures in American art and literature aim to make the black experience visible in postwar America.
Closing August 28—http://bit.ly/2aQrnYd
20 hours 51 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago It is believed Van Dyck never intended for the early stages of his etchings to be circulated and was surprised by their immediate popularity in the art market. Finding success at a time when artists didn’t usually show works in progress, these “unfinished” prints helped set the stage for the more recent popularity of works that reveal the creative process. See the prints that altered conventions in Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print—closing August 7.
1 day 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1983: The museum held an exhibition for the collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson, Chicago collectors of contemporary American realist drawings. Acknowledged at the time for collecting against prevailing art world trends, they amassed a comprehensive collection of work spanning the careers of both well-known artists—like Jack Beal, pictured here with Jalane herself and a portrait he made of her—and lesser-known Midwestern artists. The entire Davidson collection was bequeathed to the museum and saw another exhibition devoted to it in 1999.