The Institutional Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago contain the official papers and records of the Art Institute museum and school since its founding. The Institutional Archives have special access policies. An appointment is required to view materials.
Contact the Archives staff through the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' Reference Desk, which is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, and Thursdays from 10:30 am until 8:00 pm.
11 hours 52 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
15 hours 1 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TODAY—Admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00.
Join us for one of three events, including our American Sign Language gallery talk, a dramatic reading by actor Kelvin Roston Jr. from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, and a lecture from our American Art Up Close series.
1 day 11 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:00—Join us for our latest Sign Language Gallery Talk, presented in ASL with voice interpretation.
Free to Illinois residents—http://bit.ly/247Imst