Put away your wallet - Art Institute offering free admission in January

January 4, 2012

A new exhibit that examines the influence of photography on conceptual art is one of several shows Illinois residents can see for free this month at the Art Institute of Chicago. The museum is waiving their $18 adult admission fee every weekday between now and February 10.

In addition, admission to the museum will be free for Illinois residents on the first and second Wednesday of the month beginning in March, bringing the total number of free days for the year close to 50.

Sorry, Hoosiers and tourists. You still have to pay. Kids and members always get in free.

This is the second year admission has been waived for Illinois residents in January. Ticket prices were hiked in 2009 from $12 to $18 after transitioning from a suggested donation system in 2006.

Click here for a full list of the Art Institute’s current exhibitions.