Through numerous programs and resources, the Art Institute strives to increase art awareness and appreciation for students of all ages.
Whether you're a teacher who would like to bring a class to the museum, a caregiver who would like to launch their children's lifelong journey into art, a company that would like to engage a lecturer to speak about a current exhibition, or a senior looking to feed your lifelong passion for art, you can find information about our outreach efforts here. Art lovers of all ages will enjoy discovering the museum's wealth of podcasts and videos by using the Multimedia Finder.
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1 hour 27 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Explore the trailblazing photography of Alfred Stieglitz and his circle like never before.
Our new comprehensive website provides rich historical context for nearly 250 photographs, along with a deeper understanding of the innovative photographic processes employed.
20 hours 17 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible.
See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.
1 day 58 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—To Build a Modern Campus: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1939–1948
Former Bauhaus director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began designing the IIT campus mere months after arriving in Chicago. To Build a Modern Campus examines both the project’s exemplary expression of modern technology and the social struggle of those displaced by its construction.