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Art Insights

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.

For more information or to make arrangements for an Art Insights visit, please call
(312) 857-7641, e-mail, or complete the online
Art Insights Presentation Request Form.

Popular Topics

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.

19th-Century European Art 

See a selection of works by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, and other famous European masters.

A World of Art

Selections from the Art Institute highlight the encyclopedic range of the collection with works by artists from around the world.

American Art 

Selected works showcase the comprehensive collection of American art at the Art Institute.

The Arts of Asia 

Highlights from the Art Institute's collection of Asian art, including masterpieces from China, Korea, Japan, India, and the Himalayas.

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