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Museum Partnerships


Northwestern currently has partner benefits with Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago


Northwestern Day at the Art Institute October 14, 2022 | 1:00-5:00pm

  • The Art Institute of Chicago welcomes Northwestern faculty, staff, students, and their guests to enjoy FREE admission and custom tours for our community.
  • Present your Wildcard at the Michigan Ave ticket counter or our welcome table for you and your guests. We have commemmorative posters for the first 100 guests at the event.
  • Evanston on-campus residents: look for information from your RA/res services with details about a free CTA one-day pass.
  • Exclusive tours
    • 2:30pm | Grand Staircase | One Book One Northwestern tour of art inspired by this year's One Book selection: How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith
    • 3:30pm | Grand Staircase | Celebration of LGBT History Month
Art Institute of Chicago Partnership
  • All valid undergraduate Wildcard holders enjoy free admission to the Art Institute anytime the museum is open to the public. Just present your Wildcard at the ticket counter at either Michigan Ave or Modern Wing entrance.
  • Look for updates on Northwestern-hosted events at the Art Institute. Northwestern events at the museum are free and open to all members of the Northwestern University community and their guests.
  • This museum partnership is financially supported by the Office of the President.
  • For information about planning a Northwestern-sponsored outing to the Art Institute of Chicago, please email: