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Art Institute membership offers a host of benefits—from free museum access every day to discounts in the shops and restaurants to exclusive member-only events.
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Member Access

  • Yearlong free admission for yourself and guests*
  • Expedited entry to the museum and all special exhibitions
  • Early-morning access during featured Member Weekend Mornings
  • Free admission for all children under 18 in the household**
  • Access to the Member Lounge, which offers complimentary coffee and tea and a cash bar
  • Daylong Member Previews of special exhibitions
  • Member-only lectures presented by museum experts
  • Advance notice of upcoming exhibitions and major acquisitions
  • Admission to special exhibitions otherwise requiring separate ticket***
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Member Discounts

  • $5 parking discount at downtown Millennium Garages**
  • 10% off in the Museum Shop every day with 8 Double Discount Days throughout the year
  • 10% off dining at Terzo Piano, Museum Café, and Balcony Café
  • $2 off on all museum audio guide rentals every visit
  • 10% off noncredit continuing education courses with the School of the Art Institute****:
  • $5 off membership at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Plus, all memberships are tax-deductible.

Join now online, or for more information, please call (312) 499-4111 or email membership@artic.edu.

Supporter Levels

Be the first to learn about special exhibitions with Member Previews and lectures while supporting the museum.

Member $105

  • Admission for 2 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Subscription to the Art Institute‘s Member Magazine
  • A two-year Member-level membership is available for $200

Member Plus $150

  • Admission for 4 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Option to add an additional cardholder
  • A two-year Member Plus–level membership is available for $285
  • All Member benefits

Premium Member $200

  • Admission for 6 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Reciprocal privileges to 15 art museums
  • Invitation to private exhibition celebration
  • A two-year Premium Member–level membership is available for $375
  • All Member Plus benefits

Become a supporter-level member

LIONHEARTED LEVELS

Deepen your connection with the Art Institute by joining a dedicated group of art enthusiasts—the Lionhearted.

Lions Council $500

  • Admission for 6 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Exclusive tour for member and allotted guests with a museum docent*
  • Invitation to annual exhibition celebration
  • Half-priced gift memberships
  • All Premium Member benefits

Lions Roundtable $1,000

  • Admission for 8 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • All Lions Council benefits

Lions Circle $1,500

  • Admission for 8 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Invitation to A. James Speyer Lecture, featuring a noted contemporary artist
  • Select opportunities to participate in Sustaining Fellows activities
  • All Lions Roundtable benefits

Become a Lionhearted-level member

LIMITED USE LEVELS

These membership options have requirements or limitations.

Student $75*

  • Admission for 2 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Member e-communications
  • Proof of full-time student status required

E-Member $75*

  • Admission for 1 adult
  • Member e-communications

Contact Membership at 312-499-4111 or membership@artic.edu.

Memberships are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Cardholders must be present to receive member benefits.

* Student and E-Member memberships do not include admission for children under 18 years old.
* E-Member memberships do not include admission for a guest.
** Excludes Student and E-Member levels.
*** Access is subject to museum hours and exhibition capacity.
**** Discount does not apply to credit courses, whether taken for credit or audited.

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