Are you interested in experimenting with new media and art techniques in the museum? Join us!
We offer classes and workshops for teens during Family Festivals, in the summers, and on Saturdays throughout the year. Visit for a drop-in program, register for a Saturday workshop, or apply for a week-long summer program at the museum.
Saturday workshops combine gallery experiences with art making in the studio. These workshops are offered one Saturday each month, and topics change regularly based on artwork and exhibitions in the museum. Guided by a teaching artist, participants explore the galleries and then get the chance to create their own artworks in the studio using a wide variety of media and techniques, from traditional to digital.
Selected Saturdays, 11:00–4:00 $10 members, $12 nonmembers Registration required; please click on the workshop links below to register and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
May 14, 2016 Frame Up: Comics Explore the museum with a teaching artist, looking for inspiration and experimenting with techniques to create your own comic story. Register online
July 23, 2016 Open Studio Drop in on a free open studio workshop inspired by the exhibition Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem. Teens work closely with a teaching artist to create an activity response to the historic exhibition. Registration opens on June 1, 2016.
15 hours 55 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—This classic bronze sculpture depicts the Hindu divinity Shiva as the Lord of the Dance. His cosmic dance sets in motion the rhythm of life and death, with his right foot planted firmly on top of Apasmāra, the demon of darkness and ignorance.
Now on view in the Alsdorf Galleries.
1 day 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT The Art Institute's main building was originally constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Our famous lions were added later that year and have been "guarding" the museum ever since.
2 days 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS—See #VanGoghsBedrooms before the show ends May 10.
This unprecedented exhibition unites all three versions of Van Gogh’s Bedroom paintings for the first time in North America, offering an innovative yet intimate look at one of the most beloved and often-misunderstood artists of all time.