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 email@example.com 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 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.