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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 58 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Enjoy a sampling of napkins from our collection with this tongue-in-cheek overview by tastemaker Matt Maldre (Spudart).
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago A close-up shot from Fernand Léger's Ballet Mécanique, now on view in Shatter Rupture Break. Share your own photos of the exhibition using the hashtag #ShatterRuptureBreak for a chance to win a free @threadless t-shirt inspired by the show!
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Bridget Riley’s eye-popping rhythmic abstractions are as intense as they are hypnotic. See her work before it goes off view March 8.