Museum Hours

Open daily 10:30–5:00
Thursday until 8:00

Museum Shop Hours

Open daily 10:30–5:30
Thursday until 8:00

The museum and shop are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Free Thursday Evenings

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Learn about other free admission opportunities.

John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age

Access to John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age (July 1–September 30) requires a special exhibition ticket, which is $7 for all visitors except children under 14 and Chicago teens under 18, who receive complimentary admission. If you are obtaining your tickets online, you will be prompted to purchase an exhibition ticket or reserve a complimentary ticket (for children and Chicago teens) during the transaction process. Members do not need to purchase Sargent tickets; they receive free, unlimited access to the exhibition.

Visitors receiving free general admission during Free Thursday Evenings or through the Corporate Partnership Program need to purchase their $7 special exhibition tickets on-site for access to John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age.

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