In fall 2015, DePaul became a University Partner with the Art Institute of Chicago. As a University Partner, all DePaul students, faculty and staff receive free admission with a DePaul ID.
University Partner Day at the Art Institute of Chicago takes place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 beginning at 1:00pm and features free admission to all DePaul students, faculty, and staff (with a valid DePaul ID).
Pre-registration is highly encouraged! Register at: aicuniversitypartnerday.eventbrite.com. A valid DePaul ID must be presented day of event at the Columbus Drive Entrance located at 230 S Columbus Drive for free admission.
The following events are included:
- 12:30pm - Doors Open
- 1:00pm-2:00pm - Student Art Talks
Student representatives from different colleges and universities invite their peers to engage in conversations about works of art in the Art Institute's galleries.
- 2:00pm-3:20pm - Museum Career Panels
Attend a panel featuring museum professionals who will discuss their diverse roles career paths.
- 3:30pm-4:45pm - Faculty Led Tours
Join faculty from different colleges and universities as they lead innovative 30-min tours in the galleries.
- 3:30pm-4:45pm - Reception
Meet peers from different colleges and universities and interact with museum professionals at a reception in the Art Institute's Stock Exchange Room.
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.