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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

Spring Exhibitions

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.