THE MUSEUM CAFÉ AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A vibrant family-friendly dining space and Members’ Lounge that offer a host of healthy and delicious options has replaced the former cafeteria-style facility in the lower level of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Project Details

Designed by EDG Interior Architecture + Design, IDEA as Architect of Record managed the design team and assisted in all project phases. The new Museum Café features a series of “action stations” that contain the various main course, desert, and beverage options. The brightly illuminated and colorfully decorated dining space affords views of McKinlock Court, with access to outdoor dining during the summer month. Also included was the design of the new Members’ Lounge which shares access to the café and provides a gathering space for museum members as well as private events.

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