Thursday, November 5 is the year’s first Northwestern Night at the Art Institute sponsored by Northwestern Campus Life. Students, faculty, and staff may show a valid Wildcard at the check-in table at the museum’s modern wing entrance (Monroe Street), in exchange for free tickets for themselves and as many guests as they like. For this special event, Campus Life is providing complimentary round-trip transportation via charter bus for students between the museum and the Evanston campus. Other guests are encouraged to take public transportation.
Art Institute curators will lead special guided tours for all attendees, including a tour of the museum’s Native American art exhibit, co-sponsored by One Book One Northwestern. All guests will enjoy special discounts in the museum shops and cafes for the evening. Student docents from Northwestern’s Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art will offer insight into their favorite pieces throughout the galleries.
The night will also feature free, guided tours of the popular, temporary exhibit Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye. Other exhibitions include: sculptures and paintings by Edgar Degas, a collection of Krishna paintings, Dionysos Unmasked: Ancient Sculpture and Early Prints, and many more.
Can’t make it to the event? Undergraduate students are admitted to the museum for free throughout the year when they present a valid Wildcard at the museum ticket counter. The partnership between Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago is fully supported by the generosity of Shirley Welsh Ryan (WCAS ’61) and managed by Northwestern Campus Life. More information about this event can be found on Plan-It Purple.