East End


A gateway to world-class art and expansive views of Lake Michigan, the East End welcomes Museum visitors approaching from the Oak Leaf Trail or parking near the War Memorial Center. Admission and membership can be purchased in the East End for those who wish to extend their visit to the collection and exhibition galleries.

Tables and chairs or sofas invite visitors to rest and recharge in the space. Like the blown glass of Dale Chihuly’s sculpture, the East End offers endless opportunities to reflect. Explore Chihuly’s Isola di San Giacomo in Palude Chandelier II set against a backdrop of the Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion and its iconic moveable Burke Brise Soleil (or “wings”).

Also on view in the East End is the exhibition On Site: Derrick Adams featuring a multimedia wall mural and sculptural installation the artist made specifically for the space.

Gender-neutral and family restrooms, lockers, and water fountains are available.