We are pleased to announce that the gallery is open to the public once again. In accordance with Chicago’s phased reopening guidelines Filter Photo asks all patrons to abide by the following protocols when visiting the gallery. These guidelines are part of the city’s Be Safe Chicago framework used to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19.


  • Groups of 5 or less are welcome to visit the gallery. This number may increase or decrease over time depending on current circumstances. We may occasionally move to "appointment only" visits.  Please check the footer of our website for the most up to date information.

  • Please respect social distancing for patrons that are not in your group. 

  • If there are 5 people in the gallery when you arrive, we ask that you wait until someone has left before entering. There is a waiting area down the hall near the elevator. 

  • Face-coverings must be worn as you enter the building and for the duration of your visit.  

  • There is hand-sanitizer available for your use.

  • A public restroom is available on the 1st floor of the building, down the hallway from the elevator.


  • Our suitemates, LATITUDE Chicago, are open by appointment only and we ask out of respect for their protocols that gallery visitors remain in the gallery and not venture into Latitude’s space.

While we are taking extra precautions to maintain a clean environment, a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the gallery, you acknowledge that you have read these protocols and you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  We will update this page with new protocols as changes are implemented across the city and state.


If you have any questions or concerns, please call the gallery staff at (312) 248-1961 or email us at

Image: Stephanie Taiber, An Inner Meaning; Almost Expressed