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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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8 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW—We are excited to have artist Hebru Brantley taking over our Instagram feed for the day.
Follow along as Hebru shares inspirations from our collection and beyond: http://instagram.com/artinstitutechi
13 hours 6 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Explore the trailblazing photography of Alfred Stieglitz and his circle like never before.
Our new comprehensive website provides rich historical context for nearly 250 photographs, along with a deeper understanding of the innovative photographic processes employed.
1 day 7 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible.
See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.