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. Find more information about tours using the links to the left.
Tour Application Dates Fall tours (September 29, 2014–January 30, 2015) open August 15, 2014 Spring tours (February 2–May 29, 2015) open December 15, 2014
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.
Fall/Winter Saturday Dates:
October 4, 2014
October 11, 2014
October 25, 2014
November 1, 2014
November 8, 2014
November 15, 2014
November 22, 2014
December 6, 2014
January 10, 2015
January 17, 2015
January 24, 2015
January 31, 2015
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18 hours 37 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—The Midcentury Mood: Milton Schwartz in America, 1953–1965
Our latest Architecture and Design exhibition explores the groundbreaking work of an under-recognized figure in American architecture and his significant contributions to the Chicago skyline.
21 hours 59 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Needlework and embroidery were well-regarded skills for women and girls alike in 18th-century Ireland, taught at home and in schools. This portrait captures the popularity of such pursuits at the highest levels of Irish society.
Visit our Ireland exhibition to learn more—http://bit.ly/1HhEqLn
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
Happy birthday, Vincent van Gogh.