Private Tours are offered beginning in January 2018. For additional information or to plan your tour, please contact Cynthia.


Sample Ideas for Private Tours of Art Design Chicago

Visit any single Art Design Chicago exhibition in depth with an expert guide from Noble Art Tours. Any exhibition visit may be paired with behind-the-scenes access, visits to special collections, and dining and transportation options. For a complete list of exhibitions and descriptions, see Art Design Chicago.

Discover any of the Art Design Chicago exhibitions in combination with a guided walk through the American Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Several special Art Design Chicago exhibitions take place at the Art Institute and are natural pairings with the permanent collection works of American art and design.

Explore a themed itinerary with an expert Noble Art Tours guide that includes multiple Art Design Chicago venues, such as the samples at right. Many other itineraries are possible. Contact us for additional ideas and special opportunities, such as behind-the-scenes access, special collection visits, transportation and dining options and more.

Since private tours are custom, pricing varies based on the number of participants, specific venue admission fees, the duration of tour, and the possible inclusion of additional options such as transportation dining, and other premium options.  Tours start at $200 per hour. Please inquire about your private tour request.



PEOPLE + PLACE, available Summer 2018
Embodying the grit and can-do determination of their city, Chicago artist have developed a distinct creative ecosystem in opposition to the mainstream and in response to their environment. These three shows explore the people, places and events that made the city an engine of innovation with a unique visual culture all its own.

Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography
Museum of Contemporary Art

A Home for Surrealism
The Arts Club of Chicago

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

CREATIVITY + COMMERCE, available Fall 2018
As a center of retail, advertising, publishing, and entertainment, Chicago’s art and design industries are deeply interconnected. Visit three exhibitions that reveal how collaboration between artists, designers, culture, and business has shaped the look and feel of daily life in America.

African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race
Chicago Cultural Center

Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America
Chicago History Museum

Designers in Film Avant-Garde and Commercial Cinema in Mid-century Chicago
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art

IMMIGRATION + MIGRATION, available Fall 2018
Once the intersection point of major transportation routes, Chicago remains a hub where creative people collide and converge. This group of exhibitions explores the impact of generations of immigration and migration on Chicago’s creative output and culture.

Southside Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960 to 1980
Smart Museum Art

Someday, Chicago: Yasuhiro Ishimoto and the Institute of Design
DePaul Art Museum

Todros Geller: Strange Worlds
Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Language