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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.
3 hours 32 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt Official Art Institute seal from 1916.
Believe it or not, the Art Institute did not have an official #logo until 2008, created in conjunction with the opening of the #ModernWing.
6 hours 9 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Frederick Douglass will long be remembered as one of the most powerful 19th-century statesmen for Abolitionism and women's rights. This 1847 portrait captures Douglass less than ten years after he escaped from slavery and just two years after the publication of his autobiography, a bestseller that helped change the hearts and minds of Americans on the issue of slavery.
If Frederick Douglass's portrait is one of your favorite American works of art, share it with the country by voting for it to be displayed on billboards nationwide. #ArtEverywhereUS