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Studio and Special Programs

Mayor Richard and Maggie Daley School Studio Program

Want your students to have a hands-on art-making experience in the museum? Select one of the Mayor Richard and Maggie Daley School Studio Programs, which explore art making and materials through the museum's encyclopedic collection. During this two-hour experience, students will start with a one-hour docent-led tour in the galleries, then create original art work with a teaching artist in a studio space overlooking Millennium Park. Studio experiences can are booked through the Student Tour Application and can be found under the listing STUDIO: Art From Many Places Tour (grades 3-5) and STUDIO: Art across Cultures (grades 6-12).

Daley School Studio Programs are supported by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute and JPMorgan Chase

Special Exhibitions

Please visit the exhibitions page of the website to see what will be on view during the 2016-17 school year. School groups are welcome to visit exhibitions that do not require a special ticket. For more information on which exhibitions school groups can visit, please contact the School Programs office at (312) 443-3907 or

If you are interested in making a stop in an exhibition as part of a scheduled docent-led tour, please discuss this with your docent in advance of the tour. Please note that not all requests to visit special exhibitions on docent-led tours may be able to be granted.