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Sustaining Fellows Levels

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Members of the Sustaining Fellows, the museum’s leadership giving society, provide vital support and make exceptional personal connections to each other and the Art Institute through enriching programming and experiences.
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Membership is open to all who support the museum with an annual unrestricted gift of $2,500 or more (or $1,500 for those 40 and under).

Your fully tax-deductible gift opens the door to a full schedule of enriching programs, curator-led travel, and opportunities to participate on committees and in leadership positions. Join at the level that’s right for you, and experience the Art Institute like never before.

Already a Sustaining Fellow? Renew online.

We’d be delighted to hear from you. For more information about the Sustaining Fellows and how you can help advance the mission of the Art Institute of Chicago, please contact us at (312) 443-3735 or sustainingfellows@artic.edu.

LEVELS

All Sustaining Fellows enjoy a membership card to share with your family, admission for up to 8 adults each time you visit, reciprocal membership privileges at 15 art museums, discounts on parking and dining, and access to the Member Lounge.

Sustaining Fellow
$2,500–$4,999
$1,500 for 40 and under

Sustaining Fellows are invited to:

  • Attend exclusive Sustaining Fellows events, such as exhibition previews and openings, lectures, intimate tours and receptions, and private collection visits
  • Travel on curator-led, five-star domestic and international trips
  • Receive special communications from the President and Eloise W. Martin Director, trustees, and other museum leaders
  • Receive guest passes for family and friends
  • Be recognized on the Sustaining Fellows donor wall inside the Michigan Avenue entrance
  • Request invitations for VIP access to select Chicago area art fairs

Bronze Sustaining Fellow
$5,000–$9,999

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Request invitations to and access concierge services for select domestic art shows, including invitations to special VIP events
  • Take advantage of concierge services for customized museum tours or behind-the-scenes access
  • Enjoy preferred seating at select public and member lectures

Silver Sustaining Fellow
$10,000–$14,999

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Register for trips in advance of open enrollment for all Sustaining Fellows
  • Receive invitations from the chair of the Sustaining Fellows to private events

Sterling Silver Sustaining Fellow
$15,000–$24,999

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Enjoy concierge services and request VIP invitations for select international art shows

Gold Sustaining Fellow
$25,000–$49,999

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Tour the galleries or a special exhibition with a curatorial chair or organizing curator
  • Experience expanded concierge services for museums worldwide

Platinum Sustaining Fellow
$50,000–$99,999

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Receive invitations from the chair of the Sustaining Fellows to private events with the President and Eloise W. Martin Director and curatorial chairs

President’s Council
$100,000–$249,999

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Enjoy a private tour of the museum’s galleries with the President and Eloise W. Martin Director

Exhibitions Trust
$250,000 and above

All of the preceding, plus:

  • Travel on exclusive excursions with the President and Eloise W. Martin Director
  • Receive recognition as supporters of all major Art Institute exhibitions in catalogues and marketing materials, on exhibition walls, at events, and more

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