‘Northwestern Night at the Art Institute’ set for May 4
Free tours of Art Institute of Chicago offered to Northwestern community
- Students, faculty and staff are welcome to bring guests for free guided tours
- Free shuttles scheduled to transport students to and from event
- Northwestern undergraduates can visit Art Institute for free all year
Students, faculty and staff with valid WILDcard IDs are invited to bring guests to the free event at 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Check-in is at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing entrance on Monroe Street. Pre-registration is not required.
The event includes a guided tour, a lecture by the president of the Art Institute and special discounts at museum shops and cafes.
Student Organizations & Activities will sponsor free transportation for students to and from the event. Buses will leave from Cahn Auditorium (at Sheridan and Emerson) in Evanston between 4 and 4:45 p.m.
Art Institute curators will lead a 6 p.m. Museum Orientation Tour, and guests are welcome to view exhibitions at their leisure throughout the evening.
Northwestern undergraduate students unable to attend the event can visit the museum for free year-round when they show a valid Wildcard at the ticket counter. The partnership between Northwestern and the Art Institute of Chicago is sponsored by Shirley Welsh Ryan ’61.
Current exhibitions at the Art Institute include “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present;” “Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 years of Major Acquisitions;” “Abstract/Object” and several others. Full information is available on the Art Institute's website.
The Art Institute’s permanent collection includes world-famous pieces by Claude Monet, Marc Chagall, Georgia O’Keefe, Piet Mondrian, Rene Magritte and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as galleries of decorative arts, photography, Ancient/Byzantine art, African art, textiles, Asian art and miniatures.