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Road Scholar

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.

Visit the calendar for a complete list of Road Scholar events at the Art Institute.