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.
21 hours 7 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.
23 hours 7 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?
Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Saints & Heroes brings the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life in the 21st century.