Experiences in the museum are a great way for your students to use critical thinking skills and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context.
Docent-led museum tours emphasize close looking, discussion, critical and creative thinking by making connections with works of art. Want to lead your own experience in the museum? Teacher-led tours allow teachers to construct visits for their students. We offer a wide range of resources for those who wish to create their own student experiences.
Use the links to the left to learn about the many types of programs we offer, to apply for a tour, and for information about how to prepare students for a museum visit.
Tour Application Dates Fall tours (October 1, 2012–January 31, 2013) open July 16, 2012 Spring tours (February 1–May 31, 2013) open December, 15, 2012 Summer tours (June 24–August 2, 2013) open March 15, 2013
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2 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago On the move! Not to worry, La Grande Jatte will be on view again when Impressionism & Fashion opens June 26.
This beloved painting hasn't left the museum for over 50 years. Learn more on ARTicle—http://ow.ly/ma8dV
7 hours 1 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago This Thursday—Come to Unveiled in the Modern Wing! See the new exhibition Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, then meet us for a drink and join in our in-gallery game for a chance to win tickets to upcoming events.
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago "If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be?" and other questions with museum director Douglas Druick