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Studio Programs, Special Programs, and Special Exhibitions
Spring Studio Program
NEW! Mayor Richard and Maggie Daley School Studio Program
Art From Many Places Tour and Studio Weekdays 10:00–12:00
The Art From Many Places Tour and Studio allows students an opportunity to explore this year’s museum theme, “Echo Effect.” On the docent-led tour students will engage with works of art from the museum’s encyclopedic collection around ideas of artistic innovation and exploration. Following the tour they will work with a teaching artist in the studio to discover ways in which these ideas can be adapted, reproduced, or interpreted (ie, echoed) in a hands-on project. Art From Many Places Tour and Studio experiences are for students in grades 3–12 and are gauged appropriately.
Daley School Studio Programs are supported by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute and JPMorgan Chase
Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964–1977
Light Years examines the important role photography played in Conceptual Art, a movement that emphasized the exploration of ideas more than the creation of unique objects. Artists of this period often used photography as a means of practicing ideas, making broad references, documenting ephemeral performances and artistic activities, and questioning the primary importance of painting and sculpture, among other things. Contemporary Art and Design and Modern Art docent-led tours will include a stop in this exhibition. Docent-led Art From Many Places tours may include a stop in this exhibition upon request. Please note in the comments section of the online tour application form your request a stop in Light Years.
2 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
2 days 5 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
3 days 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.