Art Insights brings slide talks to senior centers, senior groups, senior residences, and nursing homes.
This free program provides a historical and enlightening experience for Chicago-area seniors unable to visit the Art Institute.
To ensure an enjoyable experience for all participants, we require a room that may be darkened and a screen or a smooth white wall for projecting images. We look forward to visiting with you and hope that you will find our program appropriate and enjoyable for your audience. Popular topics are included in the list below.
The Collectors: Objects of Art from the Art Institute’s Collection and the People Who Contributed to Its First 100 Years
Presenters introduce the Ryersons, Hutchinsons, Buckinghams, Palmers, and others who traveled to Europe and Asia discovering and collecting rare art objects spanning many periods. Their treasured gifts of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, prints, and drawings are explored.
Meet Your Neighbors: Images from the Art Institute and Connections to the Faces of Chicago's Diverse Neighborhoods
The Art Institute's collection flourishes with works by artists from around the world. Presenters highlight the ties between artists' home countries and the neighborhoods that were formed when people from those regions settled in Chicago.
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.