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Teen Program: The Art and Science of Color

July 16, 2012
Ryan Education Center
Free. Contact

Program duration: July 16 through July 20

During this exciting, hands-on summer program, high school students will explore the art and science of color in the museum’s galleries, conservation labs, and studios and investigate the relationships between artistic and scientific practices through exciting conversations, scientific experiments, and hands-on art-making projects.

Benefits of participating include:

  • A week at the Art Institute immersed in art, conservation, and related scientific practicesHands-on investigations into the ways artists use color
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the museum’s conservation labInteraction with professionals working in arts and science careers
  • Free CTA transportation to and from the program
  • A valuable experience to add to your resume and college applications

This program is open to Chicago Public School high school students.

To apply, send an e-mail to and request an application packet.

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Gilchrist Foundation.

Reservations: Required