The Art Institute of Chicago


The purposes for which the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) was formed in 1879 are: to found, build, maintain, and operate museums, schools, libraries of art, and theaters; to provide support facilities in connection therewith; to conduct appropriate activities conducive to the artistic development of the region; and to conduct and participate in appropriate activities of national and international significance. The AIC encompasses both the museum and the school. The School is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country, providing degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The museum's collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world.

How Your Donation Helps

57976.1% of your car donation will go toward helping Art Institute of Chicago with their project: School of the Art Institute.

42.0% will go toward the project: Museum.



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Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1925

Your donations to Art Institute of Chicago are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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