In fall 2015, DePaul became a University Partner with the Art Institute of Chicago. As a University Partner, all DePaul students, faculty and staff get free admission with a DePaul ID.
DePaul University Day at the Art Institute of Chicago takes place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:30am to 4pm and features free admission to all DePaul faculty, staff, students and their guests. Please show a DePaul ID at the main entrance in order to receive complimentary tickets.
The following events are included:
The Artist's Studio, Drop-in art-making for all ages
Gallery Talk: Modern Wing Highlights
Lecture: Love and Fate in Virgil's "Aeneid" and Berlioz's "The Trojans"
The Art Institute is located just one block east of the Loop and is easily accessible via the city's El train system. The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple lines all stop above ground at Adams/Wabash, which is one block west of the museum. The Red and Blue lines stop underground at Monroe, which is just a few blocks away.
A number of CTA bus lines also stop in front of the museum. Route, schedule and fare details can be found at the Chicago Transit Authority website.
Metra is Chicago's commuter rail transit system. The Art Institute is accessible from both the Van Buren and Millennium stations, which are underground just one to two blocks south and north (respectively) along Michigan Avenue. Route, schedule, and fare details can be found at the Metra website.
Valet Parking is $28 per car (cash only payment upon drop-off.) Valet service is available at the Modern Wing entrance daily from 10:30 am, when the museum doors open, until one-half hour after closing.
Nearby Public Garages are located underground below the parks adjacent to the museum. Please call (312) 616-0600 for lot and rate information. Drop-offs are permitted at the Millennium Park entrance.
- East Monroe Street and Millennium Park garages
(entrance at Columbus Drive and Monroe Street)
- Grant Park south garage
(entrance at Michigan Avenue between Van Buren and Adams streets)
- Grant Park north garage
(entrance at Michigan Avenue between Madison and Randolph streets)
Columbus Drive Street Parking. Both sides of Columbus Drive immediately east of the museum are "No Parking" zones from 4 pm to 6 pm and violators will be towed. Call (312) 744-7550 for towing information.
Wheelchair access is available at the Michigan Avenue Entrance. Ramp access is available, but drop-offs are not permitted.
Modern Wing Entrance - Ramp access is available, and drop-offs are permitted. A traffic pullout is available from the eastbound lanes of Monroe Street.
For information about visiting the Art Institute of Chicago visit http://www.artic.edu/visit For information about DePaul's Night at the Art Institute contact Professor John Shananhan