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Lifelong Learning: 23rd Annual Reflections

September 13, 2017
For more information, call (312) 857-7602 or e-mail

Celebrate lifelong learning at the Art Institute's free Reflections festival. Reflections is the annual kick-off day held in September to celebrate Art Insights, a program that brings free slide talks to older adult community groups and retirement communities. 

Reflections is free to all older adults and accompanying adult partners and group leaders. Please use the museum's Modern Wing entrance (159 E. Monroe) beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Start the day with a keynote lecture; then explore the Art Institute's global collection. Engage in interactive gallery discussions, exercise your creative side with an open studio and drop-in drawing activities, enjoy a musical performance, and give dancing a spin with teaching artists from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Parkinson's Project. Souvenir postcards enhance the experience as a free educational keepsake.

Schedule of Events

9:30                Doors open, Modern Wing entrance

10:00              Opening remarks, Rubloff Auditorium

10:15–11:00   Keynote lecture

10:30–2:30     Interactive discussion in the galleries and other activities at selected times throughout the day

11:30–12:30   Ticketed luncheon

2:30               Program concludes. The museum is open until 5:00.


Register with lunch 

Reflections offers an optional lunch in the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room for a fee of $21. Reservations are necessary for lunch and space is limited. 

Tickets for lunch are non-refundable. Tickets for lunch paid by check will be held at the door for pick-up on September 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Modern Wing entrance to the Art Institute. 

For more information, please e-mail

Art Insights and Reflections are generously funded by the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation.