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Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

AIC is a art museum based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 1879. As of 2018 they had $347 million in revenue and $1.6 billion in assets.

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection.

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Program areas at AIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is an accredited college of art and design offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate degree programs for studio artists, art educators, art therapists, designers, writers, and art historians. SAIC's fine arts graduate program consistently ranks among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and the school offers world-class resources including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state of the art facilities. In fiscal year 2018, average academic year full-time-equivalent enrollment of degree-seeking students was 3,640 including international students from 67 countries.

The Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret works of art of the highest quality from across the globe for the inspiration and education of its visitors. It achieves this through building and stewarding its renowned permanent collection, producing educational programming around the collection with daily performances, gallery tours, lectures, readings, and other special events, and presenting world class exhibitions highlighting both its collection and objects loaned from other institutions. The Art Institute's encyclopedic collection consists of approximately 300,000 works of art in 11 curatorial departments. The museum has the third largest collection of art in the United States. Exhibitions featured within FY18 include Charles White: A Retrospective, John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age, Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller, and Mounira al Solh: I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous. Attendance for FY18 has exceeded 1.58 million visits.

Form 990s for AIC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jul 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 5, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 3, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 22, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for AIC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$71,017,212
Program services$212,383,078
Investment income and dividends$8,272,578
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$134,505
Net rental income$2,384,807
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$48,313,168
Net income from fundraising events$-270,365
Net income from gaming activities$1,975
Net income from sales of inventory$5,167,737
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$347,404,695

Vendors for AIC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-17
████████ ███ █████ ███Audit accounting2019-11-27
████████ ███ ███Tax accounting2019-07-05
████ ███████████ ████████Engineering Services$4,257,8532018-06-01
███ ██████ █████████ ███████Janitorial Service$2,518,5512018-06-01
████ ███ ███████Catering Services$2,226,3012018-06-01
██ █████████ ███████Construction Services$9,237,5382018-06-01
████ ████████████ ███Telemarketing$76,4842018-06-01
...and 23 more vendors

Personnel at AIC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Deborah JohnstonActing Chief Financial Officer-Nov. 17, 2017
Alexandra HoltExec Vice President , Finance and Administration-July 5, 2019
█████ ██████Controller-Dec. 13, 2019
██████ ██████Past Chief Financial Officer$353,034Oct. 5, 2017
█████ ██ ██████Vice Chairman$0July 17, 2019
███ █████████ ████████Treasurer$0July 17, 2019
████ █ ████████Chair$0Jan. 8, 2019
███████ ██████ ███ █████President$655,880June 30, 2016
████ ██████ ████Vice Chairman$0June 30, 2016
█████ ███████President$200,356June 30, 2016
...and five more key personnel

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