Teachers may lead their students through the galleries without an Art Institute docent. Teacher-led tours begin at 11:00 and run every half-hour until 4:00. Use the online Student Tour Application form to register for a teacher-led visit. Limit: 180 Students
Please note: Docent-led tours receive preference in scheduling tour times and gallery use. The total number of students in the museum is limited to ensure the best educational experience for everyone. Teacher-led groups must always yield to gallery tours conducted by Art Institute staff and docents.
Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself and your students for a field trip:
View the orientation videos (below) on your own and with your students.
Use the Educator Resource Finder or visit the Crown Educator Resource Center to find ideas about using works of art in the classroom.
Review the museum rules and expectations for students and chaperones.
5 hours 50 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “The animal’s frightening features—scales, claws, eyes—extend above the surface of the canvas and virtually come alive.”
ARTicle’s Work of the Week gets a new home in our reinstalled galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms, and armor.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists
See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.