In fall 2015, DePaul became a University Partner with the Art Institute of Chicago. As a University Partner, all DePaul students, faculty, staff, and retirees receive free admission with a DePaul ID.
Planning for Academic Year 2018-2019 is currently underway!
Admission is free for DePaul students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their guests with a valid DePaul ID.
Please arrive at the Modern Wing entrance, located at 159 East Monroe Street.
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 4pm to 6pm 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.