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Museum Partnerships


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

  • Art Institute of Chicago | 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
    • All Northwestern undergraduates may visit the ticketing counter at the Art Institute and receive a free ticket when they show Wildcard.
    • Faculty interested in bringing classes to the Art Institute can contact for any ticketing needs or questions.
  • MCA Chicago | 220 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
    • All Wildcard-holders can show their Wildcard ID at the ticket counter and receive  a free ticket.


Northwestern University Night at the Art Institute 

Thursday September 21


  • All Northwestern Wildcardholders AND their guests enjoy free admission to the museum.
  • 5:30pm A tour of art inspired by the 2023-24 One Book selection Crying in H Mart
  • 6:30pm Fall Equinox themed tour
  • Free Ventra day-passes for the event
    • On-campus undergraduates: Visit the residential area desk Monday-Thursday and present Wildcard
    • Kellogg/Evanston students: Visit #1391 Student Experience Center in KGH during office hours
    • All other Evanston students, faculty, staff: Stop by our table in Norris at the west main entrance Monday September 18 or Wednesday September 20, 10am-12pm with Wildcard
  • Students with an interest in graphic design are encouraged to submit an entry to be the official commemorative event poster for the event. Priority deadline for submissions is September 17. Full rules and file submission link now available.