Expand the scope of classroom learning by bringing art into your curriculum. The Art Institute offers after-school, single-day, and multi-day professional development workshops on a variety of topics for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. Programs use works of art as catalysts for learning and creative engagement and feature resources that empower you to make art central to learning. Workshops are taught by museum education staff, guest scholars, artists, and peer teachers. Participants earn CPDUs for all workshops, and graduate credit is available for courses that last three days or more.
Classroom Connect is a three-hour professional development program for teachers. Work with with your peers on inquiry-based teaching methods, including looking strategies, open-ended questioning, and object-based learning activities that can be conducted in both the museum and classroom. Participants receive an overview of available museum resources.
Fee: $25 per person ($12 per pre-service student) Minimum 12 participants 3 CPDUs
1 hour 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.