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125th Anniversary Photo

Special Event


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A picture of the museum's Michigan Avenue building on opening day in 1893.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of our historic building at Michigan and Adams. To celebrate this special occasion, we invite you and your loved ones to join us as we recreate a moment from the museum’s early years captured in this historical image.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this special morning, surrounded by the Art Institute of Chicago community. The photo will be added to museum archives, preserving this moment for another 125 years and beyond.

Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program are encouraged to send an email to or call (312) 499-4111 as far in advance as possible.


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