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, 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 1, 2013–January 31, 2014) open August 1, 2013 Spring tours (February 3–May 30, 2014) open December 16, 2013
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 26, 2013 November 16, 2013 December 7, 2013 January 11, 2014
Target Student Tours at the Art Institute sponsored by
3 hours 10 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “[I am] very much pleased that you like my Nighthawks well enough to acquire it for the Art Institute. It is, I believe, one of the very best things I have painted. I seem to have come nearer to saying what I want to say in my work, this past winter, than I ever have before." —letter from Edward Hopper to the director of the Art Institute, 1942
Happy birthday to Edward Hopper!
5 hours 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #UNTHINK ADMISSION—Here’s your chance to be part of the Magritte exhibition. Simply bring an everyday object that reminds you of the surreal and you’ll get free admission to the show. #Magritte wanted us to unthink art. We decided to unthink admission too.