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Art Institute membership offers a host of benefits—from free museum access to discounts in the shops 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 member-only access every day we are open
  • Free admission for all children under 18 in the household**
  • 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

  • Parking discount at downtown Millennium Garages**
  • 10% off in the Museum Shop every day with 8 Double Discount Days throughout the year
  • $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.

Member 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 digital 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

Member Ambassador $200

  • Admission for 4 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Reciprocal privileges to 15 art museums
  • Invitation to premium exhibition events
  • A two-year Member Ambassador–level membership is available for $375
  • All Member Plus benefits

Member Patron $500

  • Admission for 6 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Exclusive tour for member and allotted guests
  • Invitation to a premium exhibition event
  • Half-priced gift memberships
  • All Member Ambassador benefits

Member Roundtable $1,000

  • Admission for 6 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Invitation to all behind-the-scenes events
  • All Member Patron benefits

Member Circle $1,500

  • Admission for 6 adults total, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Invitation to a select Luminary event
  • All Member Roundtable benefits

Become a 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.

Please note that contributions are not refundable or transferable. All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change. Membership benefits may not be refunded, resold, exchanged, or transferred. Admissions tickets and membership benefits may not be used for group visits or for commercial purposes. Any unauthorized use may result in a membership or admission tickets being revoked. By visiting or communicating with the museum, you agree to comply with our visiting terms and conditions.

* 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.

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