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!
$25 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.
*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.
1 day 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “It's instinctive in a certain kind of painting... It's like a nervous system… The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning.”
Happy birthday, Cy Twombly!
Image: Cy Twombly. The First Part of the Return from Parnassus, 1961. Through prior gift of Mary and Leigh Block; Marian and Samuel Klasstorner and Major Acquistions Endowment Income funds; Wirt D. Walker Trust; Estate of Walter Aitken; Director's Fund; Helen A. Regenstein Endowment; Laura T. Magnuson Acquisition Fund.
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