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Date Night Tour at the Art Institute of Chicago

A romantic evening museum tour led by a real art historian.

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A Private, Guided Tour for Couples at the Art Institute of Chicago

We welcome you to spend quality time with your loved one on a privately guided tour through the Art Institute in Chicago. Come explore the wonders of this impressive museum on an intimate, romance-themed tour led by one of ART SMART’s knowledgeable and experienced art historian guides. Let us design a love-related tour for you and your significant other, or tell us what you are interested in and we will tailor the experience to fit your interests and passions.

There is also the option to start or finish your tour with a glass of wine from one of the incredible restaurant bars at the Art Institute. Your personal art historian will join you, and can answer any questions you may have about art, the museum, or the city of Chicago.

What to Expect on Your
Romantic Date Night Tour

Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about where to meet your guide. During the tour you will experience ART SMART’s signature conversational style, which allows you to learn and explore in a fun, fresh, ever-evolving way. Based on the information you provide us with and the type of experience you and your loved one are looking for, your tour may be organized to include:

  • Works by Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Pollock, and Warhol in the Modern Wing
  • Masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Seurat, Gauguin, and Van Gogh
  • Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
  • Mythological scenes of love in ancient Greek and Roman painting and sculpture
  • Ornate antique items given as wedding gifts


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Pricing Questions

Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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