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.
21 hours 16 min 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.
1 day 15 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.
1 day 16 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.