Welcome, educators! The Art Institute of Chicago is a rich resource for student experiences and classroom resources that support learning for all developmental ages across all subject areas.
Programs for students engage participants in close looking, thoughtful discussion, and critical thinking with works of art, and connect these experiences with visual art to classroom learning and students’ personal experiences. Explore the diverse experiences we offer for student museum visits, from docent-led tours to hands-on, art-making workshops.
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1 hour 55 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Happy birthday to the Art Institute! 123 years ago today, we officially opened our doors to the public. This photo captures the Opening Day celebration, 1893.
18 hours 9 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each year the Art Institute adds hundreds—if not thousands—of new pieces to our permanent collection. Our “Gifts to the City” celebrate these additions and the breadth and depth they contribute to the Art Institute’s holdings.
Explore one such recent acquisition—our 19th-century Chinese altar set—in the latest from ARTicle.
22 hours 48 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago DECEMBER 15—Discover the magic behind the popular Thorne Rooms–inspired children’s book series, The Sixty-Eight Rooms, with author Marianne Malone as she discusses her inspiration and process with the Art Institute’s keeper of the Thorne Rooms, Lindsay Mican Morgan. Free with registration.