As a major cultural institution in Chicago, the Art Institute is committed to inspiring and educating the public by sharing its world-renowed resouces. Founded as both a museum and a school in 1879, the Art Institute strives to offer the highest quality collections, exhibitions, and programming. Through a University Partnership between National Louis University and the Art Institute of Chicago, all National Louis University Undergraduate and Graduate students gain unprecedented access to the wealth of resources at the Art Institute.
As a National Louis University student you have access to
- Free admission to the museum with your NLU Student ID, including all special exhibitions, lectures and programs
- Over 400,000 print titles in the Ryerson and Burnham libraries. Processed archival collections are included in the library's catalog and are accessible to all museum visitors
- Free admission for you and your family & friends during quarterly NLU Family Night at the Art Institute.
NLU Family Day at the Art Institute
Join us, Saturday, March 1st for an NLU Family Day.
Once each quarter, National Louis University students, faculty, and staff — and their friends and family — are invited to a special day at the museum. Enjoy Free Admission to the Art Institute and join us for a special NLU guided tour or explore on your own.
Registration is required at the Michigan Avenue Lobby entrance. National Louis students, staff, faculty will show their school ID in exchange for complimentary admission tickets at the registration table. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1st Events
- Artist-in-Residence: 3-D Printing with Tom Burtonwood •11:00am–3:00pm • Ryan Education Center
- Gallery Talk: Modern Wing Highlights • 12:00pm–1:00pm • Guided tour
- Family Workshop: Movers and Makers with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Family 12:30pm–2:00pm • Ages 6–12 • Registration required
- NLU Guided Museum Tour • 1:00pm at the Main Staircase
10% discount on purchases of $25 or more in the Museum Shop for all NLU Family Night participants.
10% off at Caffé Moderno. Located on the second floor of the Modern Wing.