Fall Kickoff: Treasures from the Vault Join Art Institute curators for a private after-hours presentation of treasures from the department’s holdings of more than 22,000 works. This annual event is preceded by a reception and followed by a seated dinner.
Fall and Spring Lectures Learn from leading artists and important figures in the photography world with two public lectures: one in the fall, the other in spring. Photography Associates members enjoy VIP seating as well as an exclusive opportunity to meet the lecturers during a private reception in the Photography Study Room following each event.
Spring Collection Visit Enjoy a private evening reception at a local collection, with a tour led by Art Institute curators and behind-the-scenes insights from the collector.
Hugh Edwards Lecture and Reception This annual endowed lecture, held in the spring, features a major figure in contemporary photography. Photography Associates members enjoy VIP seating and join the audience at a reception with the speaker.
Membership in the Photography Associates is open to all members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photography Associates memberships are partially tax-deductible. Photography Associates is unable to accept checks from donor-advised funds.
11 hours 30 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT This 1908 postcard shows the Art Institute as it looked the last time the Chicago Cubs won the #WorldSeries. 108 years later the city has #CubsFever all over again. #NeverStopBelieving #FlyTheW
13 hours 44 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:30—British journalist and design critic Alice Rawsthorn joins us to discuss her latest book, Hello World, chronicling her many years of research and reporting on the state of design past, present, and future. Free with registration.
15 hours 28 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “History is something that continuously creeps into the present.”
South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting.” See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams, now on view in the Modern Wing.