This Educator Resource Finder was created to help educators find resources for the classroom and to help plan tours with their students.
These resources—called interpretive resources—can be biographies, images, interactive games, lesson plans, maps, podcasts, teacher manuals, and videos and are intended for a wide age range and curricula.
Artworks in the Art Institute's collection can be found in our online collections site by browsing through collection categories or conducting a search. From the advanced search page you may also choose to find only artworks with images and/or only those with which interpretive resources are associated.
The resources in the Finder represent a portion of our interpretive resources. You can search all of our online resources by using the Interpretive Resources Advanced Search, or find more specialized groups of these resources via the Multimedia and Educator Resource Finder advanced searches. We are adding new resources to our website every week, so check back frequently!
The tag cloud found on the main Educator Resource Portal page is a visual way of seeing the most popular topics covered by the resources found on the site. The larger the word, the more resources are "tagged" with that term by Art Institute staff. Clicking on any of the terms will bring you to a listing of all of the resources with that tag. Selecting the "See all tags" link will bring you to a listing of all of the tags used in the entire Educator Resource Finder site, with the number of resources tagged with that term in parentheses.
You can save resources to My Collections, a feature that allows you to create online collections of resources and/or artworks, annotate them, and e-mail them to friends, family, or colleagues. If you've already set up a My Collections account, you can add resources to any existing collection or start a new one; if you haven't yet registered, get started today.
1 hour 35 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
3 hours 28 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
2 days 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory