After Dark at the Art Institute of Chicago

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  • One ticket to After Dark at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 9 pm - 12 am includes:VIP/Express Gilt City check-inGeneral museum admission for two guests to the Art Institute of Chicago to be redeemed between March 12, 2011 - April 15, 2011, during regular museum hoursOffer must be redeemed by April 15, 2011.

What we love

  • Paint The Town|Ditch the generic bar night and live out a hipper version of Night at the Museum when the Art Institute brings cocktails, DJs, theater performances and more to its Modern Wing from nine to midnight on March 11.
  • Culture Vulture|Keep the culture dose going with a daytime visit to the museum—with this package, you also score general admission for two to the Art Institute. Our advice? Stop by John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism to see how Marin transformed American painting by reinventing watercolor.
  • Early Renaissance France|Some of the prized artifacts you’ll see at this buzzed-about exhibit: illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, goldsmithwork and monumental sculpture. The Art Institute of Chicago is the only North American venue to feature this enchanting antique exhibit.

What to know

  • Redeem on: Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is final sale and nonrefundable. After Dark admission must be used exclusively on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 9pm-12am. General museum admission must be used between March 15, 2011 - April 15, 2011 and only applies to regular museum hours.


159 E Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603

About Art Institute of Chicago

Come 9 p.m. on special Friday nights, the Art Institute of Chicago opens the doors to its shiny new Modern Wing for After Dark, a late-night party that brings a little edge to our city’s finest cultural institution. On March 11, Gilt City members are invited to sip a few cocktails at the cash bar, savor a few appetizers, and dance to more than a few DJed jams, all after bypassing the line to score immediate entry. If the clean lines and airy skylights of the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing aren’t artwork enough, soak up everything from tapestries and manuscripts to painted portraits in new exhibition “Kings, Queens and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France”. You’ll rock out to music from Bridget Marie, Matt Boy White and Black Lights Saints. Add that to performances by Collaboraction, a local theater group legendary for its up-to-the-minute mixed-media shows, and you’ll wonder how you ever spent a Friday night sipping rum and Cokes somewhere in Lakeview or Lincoln Park. Let’s just call it: How the Loop Got Its Groove Back. Fortunately, though, there aren’t dinosaurs coming to life in this nighttime museum.

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