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.
55 min 14 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society
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 and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
1 day 2 hours 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.