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
Target Student Tours at the Art Institute sponsored by
8 hours 3 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—#Magritte isn’t the only Surrealist on view right now at the Art Institute. Explore the lesser-known work of Victor Brauner, who joined the Surrealist circle in 1933. Like Magritte, Brauner's paintings were inspired by the power of dreams, the unconscious, and mysticism.
See Victor Brauner's work on view in Galleries 396–397.
12 hours 1 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW—Join us for the 20th annual Senior Celebrations, an event for seniors that includes a keynote lecture, gallery tours, music, a sketch class, and artist demonstrations. Free!