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What are interpretive resources?
Interpretive resources can be images, artist biographies, teacher manuals, art historical information, maps, videos, podcasts, lesson plans, interactive games—just about anything! And they're all available online.
Where else can I find interpretive resources?
The resources in Multimedia are only those that relate to the video and audio files. 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!
How do I use the tag cloud?
The tag cloud found on the main Multimedia 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 Multimedia site, with the number of resources tagged with that term in parentheses.
14 hours 22 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—This classic bronze sculpture depicts the Hindu divinity Shiva as the Lord of the Dance. His cosmic dance sets in motion the rhythm of life and death, with his right foot planted firmly on top of Apasmāra, the demon of darkness and ignorance.
Now on view in the Alsdorf Galleries.
1 day 11 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT The Art Institute's main building was originally constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Our famous lions were added later that year and have been "guarding" the museum ever since.
2 days 14 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS—See #VanGoghsBedrooms before the show ends May 10.
This unprecedented exhibition unites all three versions of Van Gogh’s Bedroom paintings for the first time in North America, offering an innovative yet intimate look at one of the most beloved and often-misunderstood artists of all time.