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
2 hours 34 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING FRIDAY—Our Modern masters return after a seven-month absence. See your old favorites by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, and Dalí alongside new acquisitions and recently conserved masterworks.
2 days 33 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Christopher Wool emerged from New York's art scene in the 1980s to become one of the most important abstract painters of his generation. See the exhibition before it closes May 11.