Make your family visit to the Art Institute a fun-filled adventure—fly through the galleries like a superhero; travel back, or forward, in time; or discover strange and wondrous beasts. Visit the museum's Ryan Learning Center or start your museum adventure at home with JourneyMaker, an innovative new digital interactive that empowers you to create your own one-of-a-kind adventure with works of art.
Choose from among eight story-lines to create a personalized family museum tour. JourneyMaker equips you with your own customized guide that leads you to the works of art you’ve selected for your adventure and gives you ideas for looking at and responding to artworks together as a family. With thousands of possible journey combinations, the museum is never the same place twice. Whether you are first time visitors or a frequent museum-going family, you’ll discover the Art Institute afresh with JourneyMaker.
Generous support for JourneyMaker is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.
5 hours 21 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.
7 hours 21 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?
Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Saints & Heroes brings the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life in the 21st century.