Education has been an integral part of the Art Institute and its efforts to serve the public since the museum’s founding in the 19th century. The new Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Education Center, prominently located on the first floor of the Modern Wing, is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts education programs for families, groups, teachers, and teens. This space doubles the size of the museum’s previous education facility and features five classrooms, three large studios, the new Crown Family Educator Resource Center, and the new David and Marilyn Fatt Vitale Family Orientation Room.
To make the most of your visit to the Art Institute, visit our Education and Orientation Videos gallery. Whether you are a parent, teacher, student, or lifelong learner, these brief videos will help you plan your museum experience.
A studio activity room in the new Ryan Education Center. Photo: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Architects.