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Lifelong Learning: 24th Annual Reflections

September 5, 2018
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.

Preliminary Schedule of Events (subject to change)

9:30                Doors open, Modern Wing entrance

10:00              Opening remarks, Rubloff Auditorium

10:15–11:00   Keynote lecture

10:30–2:30     Interactive discussions 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 

We are not yet accepting lunch reservations for Reflections. If you would like to be added to the Reflections mailing list to be notified when the event is open to reservations, please send an email message to Please include your name and address if you would also like to receive a paper mailing. 

For more information, please e-mail 

To request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program, please call (312) 443-3680 or send an e-mail to as far in advance as possible. 

Please see the museum’s Accessibility page for more information.

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