Experiences in the museum are a great way for your students to use critical thinking skills and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context.
Docent-led museum tours emphasize close looking, discussion, critical and creative thinking by making connections with works of art. Want to lead your own experience in the museum? Teacher-led tours allow teachers to construct visits for their students. We offer a wide range of resources for those who wish to create their own student experiences.
Use the links to the left to learn about the many types of programs we offer, to apply for a tour, and for information about how to prepare students for a museum visit.
Tour Application Dates Fall tours (October 1, 2012–January 31, 2013) open July 16, 2012 Spring tours (February 1–May 31, 2013) open December, 15, 2012 Summer tours (June 24–August 2, 2013) open March 15, 2013
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4 hours 15 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—The new rotation of photographs in Gallery 10 explores the full history of the medium, from 19th-century tintypes to contemporary works that push the boundaries of the art form.