Expand the scope of classroom learning by bringing art into your curriculum. The Art Institute offers after-school, single-day, and multi-day professional development workshops on a variety of topics for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. Programs use works of art as catalysts for learning and creative engagement and feature resources that empower you to make art central to learning. Workshops are taught by museum education staff, guest scholars, artists, and peer teachers. Participants earn CPDUs for all workshops, and graduate credit is available for courses that last three days or more.
Classroom Connect is a three-hour professional development program for teachers. Work with with your peers on inquiry-based teaching methods, including looking strategies, open-ended questioning, and object-based learning activities that can be conducted in both the museum and classroom. Participants receive an overview of available museum resources.
Fee: $25 per person ($12 per pre-service student) Minimum 12 participants 3 CPDUs
15 hours 40 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
19 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
1 day 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.