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.
Visit the Educator Resource Finder to be connected to a searchable database of all of the classroom resources we’ve created about our collection.
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14 hours 41 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OCTOBER 28–29: Join us for a live performance with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere, marking the opening of his first American museum exhibition, In All My Wildest Dreams.
Six performances to choose from; free with museum admission.
18 hours 29 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1893: The year the Art Institute opened its doors at 111 South Michigan Avenue. We’re still here 123 years later, and our mission remains the same: to represent “the world’s diverse artistic traditions for the inspiration and education of the public.” #tbtCMW #ChicagoMuseumWeek
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each Thorne Miniature Room is a tiny window to a larger world. Step inside the French Salon and take a journey back in time.
This video is part of Drawing Rooms—now available in the Ryan Learning Center's Interactive Gallery. See the tiny rooms scaled to life-size, remix and decorate them with drawings, then create your own miniature space.