This reference library and workspace is for educators of all grade levels and disciplines who want to make art central to their students’ learning experiences. Consult with museum staff and explore art history and art-making resources, exhibition catalogues, gallery activities, interdisciplinary lesson plans, and teacher manuals.
Groups of educators may schedule free, half-hour orientations in the Crown Educator Resource Center. Classes of pre-service teachers and education students are welcome. If possible, please schedule your orientation at least two weeks in advance.
Please note: The Educator Resource Center will close at 5:00 on Thursday, February 23. We apologize for any inconvenience.
School Year Hours (September 5, 2016–May 31, 2017)
Explore resources from the Art Institute to use in your classroom or to plan a self-guided museum tour. You will find images, artist biographies, teacher manuals, art-historical information, maps, videos, podcasts, lesson plans, and interactive games. Materials are searchable by grade level, subject area, and resource type.
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1 hour 59 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—John Massey: Cartón de Venezuela
One of Chicago’s great design stories emerged from the Container Corporation of America (CCA) in the middle of the 20th century. Upon his appointment in 1964 as the CCA's head of design, Chicagoan John Massey formed a research arm, the Center for Advanced Research in Design (CARD), that enabled great creativity and innovation within a corporate structure.
This exhibition features a set of posters by Massey for the CCA’s subsidiary Cartón de Venezuela. Each poster represents a different month of the year, with strong, clean lines and bold colors reflecting one of Massey’s primary influences, the Swiss school of design.
Closing March 5—http://bit.ly/2lYlz6I
2 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago "Be a good craftsman; it won't stop you being a genius.”
Advice from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his birthday.
See 13 paintings by the great French Impressionist—now on view: http://bit.ly/2lj3AVq
2 days 20 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.