Sounds like our teenagers are going to have a free ride into the Art Institute come this new year (via Chicago Tribune):
High school-age Chicago teenagers will get in free to the Art Institute beginning in the new year.
A new donation will allow the Michigan Avenue museum to admit 14-to-17-year-olds from the city without charge. Currently all kids are free up to age 13.
"We're incredibly excited about this," said James Rondeau, the museum's president and director. "It goes to the core of who we are and what we do and who we aspire to be. … This allows us to reach a whole new audience and hopefully build that audience for the future."
The new admission policy comes courtesy of a gift from Topeka, Kan., philanthropists Glenn and Claire Swogger.