Art Institute of Chicago Will Reopen July 30

The Art Institute of Chicago will welcome guests to view the halls of art beginning July 30. With a re-opening that includes free tickets for residents of Illinois through Aug. 3, the Art Institute will require advance tickets and host member-only hours. 

Masks will be required for all guests ages 2 and older during their entire visit, social distancing is expected when possible and capacity limits are set. 

While most exhibits are open, during the first phase of welcoming guests some areas will be closed, including restaurants, valet parking, Ryan Learning Center, Member Lounge, Library Reading Room and all curatorial study rooms (photography, prints and drawings, and textiles).

The museum’s checkroom will be closed and some items will not be allowed in the building, including: bags and purses larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches, backpacks, backpack baby carriers, shopping bags, art materials other than a pencil, flowers, balloons, food, drink, toys, tripods, flash attachments, video cameras, selfie sticks, long umbrellas and wrapped packages.


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