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
15 hours 27 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams
Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting,” reenacting what he calls “deleted scenes” from South African history through a masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling. See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams—on view through January 16.
20 hours 14 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—A new photography rotation showcases groundbreaking Contemporary works from artists like John Baldessari, Sally Mann, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, among others—on view in Gallery 10 through January 2.
Image: Richard Misrach. Untitled #696–05, from series On the Beach, 2005. Gift of the artist.
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Toulouse-Lautrec’s work increased the visibility of lesbians in 19th-century Paris, portraying them in a sympathetic light when prevailing perceptions were anything but favorable.