Are you an art lover? Here’s the ideal educational excursion!
The Art Institute of Chicago hosts one of the longest-running and most popular Road Scholar programs, offering educational adventures of the Art Institute's collection, exhibitions, and museum practices. Learn from expert curatorial staff and Museum Education art historians as they guide you through gallery walks, slide lectures, and discussions. Stay at the historic Palmer House, just steps from the museum, and explore Millennium Park, the lakefront, and Chicago’s vibrant nightlife.
Early access each morning before the museum opens to the public
Instruction from expert art historians, who lead you from start to finish
Behind-the-scenes insights from curators and conservators
Meals and accommodations included at the luxurious Palmer House Hilton
Road Scholar at the Art Institute offers a variety of program topics throughout the year. Enrollment options include with or without accommodations.
37 min 33 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality, endemic racism, and the failed promise of freedom and prosperity for all of its citizens. While McMillian's work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
See Rodney McMillian: a great society on view in the Modern Wing through March 26.
2 hours 59 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member
Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.
Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.
4 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions
For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century Shanghai.