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Hours


Members: The first hour of every day, 10–11 a.m., is reserved for member-only viewing.

Hours the museum is open each day
Days Hours
Mon 11–5
Tue–Wed Closed
Thu 11–8
Fri–Sun 11–5

Location


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Michigan Avenue Entrance 111 South Michigan Avenue Get directions 
Modern Wing Entrance 159 East Monroe Street Get directions 
Transit & Parking
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Admission


Types of admissions to visit the museum
Category
General Admission
General admission includes access to the museum and all nonticketed exhibitions.
Chicago Residents
Proof of Chicago residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required.
Illinois Residents
Proof of Illinois residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required.
Fast Pass
Fast Pass allows visitors to bypass the general admission lines at entrances and offers expedited access to ticketed special exhibitions.
CityPASS

General admission includes access to the museum and all nonticketed exhibitions.

Proof of Chicago residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required.

Proof of Illinois residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required.

Fast Pass allows visitors to bypass the general admission lines at entrances and offers expedited access to ticketed special exhibitions.

Admission costs for visits to the museum
Age group Price
Adult $32
Seniors (65+) $26
Students $26
Teens (14-17) $26
Children Free
Members Free
Adult $20
Seniors (65+) $14
Students $14
Teens (14-17) Free
Children Free
Members Free
Adult $27
Seniors (65+) $21
Students $21
Teens (14-17) $21
Children Free
Members Free
Adult $40
Seniors (65+) $34
Students $34
Teens (14-17) $34
Children Free
Members Free

Save 48% on admission to the Art Institute and 4 other top Chicago attractions with CityPASS. Visit the attractions in any order over a 9-day period with one single easy-to-order mobile ticket.

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Free Admission Opportunities: The Art Institute of Chicago provides free access to children under 14, Chicago teens under 18, Link and WIC cardholders, and Illinois educators every day, as well as to Illinois residents on certain days throughout the year. Learn more.

Members never need tickets and never have to wait in admission lines.

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Special Exhibition

Don’t Miss Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks”

Famed for her images of flowers and Southwestern landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe spent several years of the 1920s exploring the built environment of New York City with brush in hand. This exhibition is the first to examine these pivotal works of her early career and how they are essential to understanding how she became the artist we know today.


Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks” requires a $10 exhibition ticket in addition to general admission. Be sure to get yours today!

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Ordering advance tickets, including free tickets for Illinois residents, is encouraged but not required. Tickets can be purchased on-site.

Both general admission and Fast Pass tickets allow you to see all of the museum’s nonticketed special exhibitions. Occasionally, exhibitions like our current Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks” (June 2–September 22, 2024) require an additional paid ticket that you can add to your order when checking out online.

We have two dining spaces that are open to all visitors: the Café offers an array of fresh seasonal dishes, including sandwiches, salads, and desserts, and the Modern Bar offers lighter fare plus a full coffee, tea, and beverage menu.

Additionally, the Member Bar at Terzo Piano, a space for our Art Institute members, provides free coffee and tea as well as wine, beer, cocktails, and light snacks for purchase. Learn more about our dining options.

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Thursday evenings, 5:00–8:00, June 6–September 26.

Learn more about our ongoing free admission opportunities, including for the following groups:

-Kids under 14
-Chicago teens under 18
-Students who attend one of our University Partner schools
-LINK and WIC cardholders
-Illinois educators
-Active-duty military and their families (Armed Services Day–Labor Day)

Yes, our checkrooms are free for all visitors. Bags and backpacks larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches are not allowed in the galleries and must be checked, but we cannot accept food, beverages, flowers, or balloons in the checkroom, and they are not permitted in the museum spaces that house art. Learn more about which items are and are not permitted in the museum.

The museum’s North and South Gardens are usually open throughout the summer months, Thursday–Monday, during museum hours. The gardens regularly close for major special events that bring increased crowds downtown, such as the NASCAR Street Race and Lollapalooza.

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