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, and 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 Student Tour Application to apply for your museum visit. Please note that we are not able to receive Docent-led groups prior to their scheduled guided tour. Docent-led groups may re-enter the museum galleries after their guided tours to explore the collection further if desired.
Find more information about tours using the links to the left.
Tour Application Dates Fall tours (September 28, 2015–January 29, 2016) open August 15, 2015 Spring tours (February 1–May 27, 2016) open December 2, 2015
Docent-led tours are available on a limited number of Saturdays on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply online using the Student Tour Application.
Winter/Spring Saturday Dates: January 9, 2016 January 16, 2016 January 23, 2016 January 30, 2016 March 5, 2016 March 12, 2016 March 19, 2016 March 26, 2016 April 2, 2016 April 9, 2016 April 30, 2016
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10 hours 44 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Join us for a series of classic films from the 1930s that reflect the social and cultural themes found in our current exhibition America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s.
13 hours 41 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size... has ever surpassed my courage.” -Peter Paul Rubens
Happy birthday to the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. His talent wasn’t limited to being one of the most celebrated Flemish painters, however; his undertakings also included being a humanist scholar and diplomat, knighted by both Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England.
See six courageous works by Rubens on view in Gallery 208.