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Announcing a NEW teen series at the Art Institute!

Free Thursday Night Hangs

5:00–8:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio C
Free, no registration required

Meet artists, get inspired, eat snacks, and talk about art. Offered monthly, Free Thursday Night Hangs are hosted by Chicago teens and feature live artist performances and experimental programs.


Upcoming Hangs

Battle It Out: Gender Warriors
May 10
Make armor and choreograph battles with Sky Cubacub and Compton Q.

Marvin Tate and Avery R. Young
May 31
Immerse yourself in Avery R. Young and Marvin Tate’s music, spoken word, soul, and blues responses to photographs of Chicago’s south side in the 1960s and 1970s.

Summer Open Studio: Printmaking
July 12
Get messy with printmaking in this open-ended studio workshop.

Summer Open Studio
August 9
Join us for an art-making workshop designed by summer teen interns.

We’re taking a short break from Saturday Teen Workshops for a few months to plan, research, and roll out some fresh ideas and new programs!

Stay tuned for more updates by following us on social media and signing up for our teen e-news. In the meantime, there are tons of great gallery talks and public programs to join. Take a look at the Art Institute's calendar to check out upcoming events. 

Don’t miss our annual free teen night, Exuberus, coming in June 2018. Follow us on social media, sign up for our teen e-news, or check back for more details in the spring.