Museum Partnerships

art institute of chicago

museum of contemporary art-chicago

students at the art institute


Art Institute of Chicago

  • All undergraduate Northwestern students enjoy free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago anytime the museum is open to the public. Just present your Wildcard at the ticket counter at Michigan Ave. or Modern Wing entrance.
  • Perk of the partnership? Such a huge museum you'll want to visit often!
  • CTA Trains drop you off a 5-minute walk from the iconic Michigan Ave entrance
  • Close to graduation? First-time membership discounts available.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago

  • All Wildcard holders (students, faculty, and staff) enjoy free admission to the galleries anytime the museum is open to the public. Just present your Wildcard at the ticket counter.
  • Intercampus shuttle drops off right in front of museum steps; otherwise take CTA to Chicago-Red station and less than a 10-minute walk
  • Fall calendar of events at MCA available here.


Spring 2018 Northwestern Night at the Art Institute

Date: To Be Determined

There are several exhibitions all guests are welcome to tour at their leisure, and a Museum Highlights Tour. All guests will enjoy special discounts in the museum shops and cafes for the evening.

The Art Institute was recently ranked the number one museum in the world by Full information is available at the Art Institute's site. The museum’s permanent collection includes world famous pieces by Claude Monet, Marc Chagall, Georgia O’Keeffe, Piet Mondrian, Rene Magritte and Vincent Van Gogh as well as whole galleries of decorate arts, photography, Ancient/Byzantine art, African art, textiles, Asian art, and miniatures.

Undergraduate students are admitted to the museum for free throughout the year when they present a valid WILDcard at the museum ticket counter.