Be part of a collective of awesome teens, artists, and mentors, experiment with new ideas, connect your practice to our collection, and make lots of art! Teen Lab is a program for young creatives who are looking to learn through artistic passions, experience new art forms, and build community with each other and the museum. Teen Lab participants will take field trips to local galleries, art organizations, and colleges; go behind-the-scenes of the museum; and exhibit their work at the Art Institute in a public reception for family, friends, and museum staff.
Teen Lab meets after school during the week at the Art Institute.
Check out the Teen Programs Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see what members of current and past Teen Lab programs are up to.
Teen Lab is run in partnership with After School Matters and is currently open to Chicago Public School enrolled students.
Teen Lab is run in partnership with After School Matters and is currently open to Chicago Public School high school students. To apply to Teen Lab, fill out an online application through After School Matters. Teen Lab semesters begin in October and February, and the online applications are usually available in August and December.
If you have any questions about Teen Lab, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 857-7161.
After School Matters
Visit After School Matters to apply for Teen Lab and find out more about their other programs for teens.
1 hour 1 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.