Supporting arts integration across school curricula and interactive museum learning, the Crown Resource Center is a reference library with art history and art-making resources, exhibition catalogues, gallery activities, interdisciplinary lesson plans, research files, teacher manuals, and videos/DVDs; many relate directly to the Art Institute's collection and a selection of items in the library is available for loan. Patrons may use the library and computer stations to conduct research or consult with museum staff to plan lessons.
Please note: the Educator Resource Center will be closed November 26, 27, and 28. Happy Thanksgiving!
School Year Hours (September 1, 2015–May 31,2016) Sunday–Monday: Closed Tuesday–Wednesday: 1:00–5:00 Thursday: 1:00–7:00 Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:30–4:30
Located in the Ryan Education Center and accessible from the museum's Modern Wing entrance, the Crown Educator Resource Center is available by appointment only during closed hours (except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (312) 443-3719.
Groups of educators may schedule free, half-hour orientations to the Crown Educator Resource Center. Classes of pre-service teachers and education students are welcome. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance. For more information, or to schedule an orientation, e-mail email@example.com or call (312) 443-3719.
Search the Educator Resource Center Library Catalog *for books, DVDs, and teaching resources. Selected resources (kits and videos) are available for loan to area educators. If you have any questions about searching the online catalog, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 443-3719.
To be eligible to borrow materials, educators must be members of the Art Institute Educator Network and live within 100 miles of the museum. Patrons may borrow two items at a time for a three-week period. Materials must be checked out in-person and returned by the date specified on the due date slip. Materials can be renewed one time only by contacting Crown Resource Center staff before the due date. Eligible educators (Illinois pre-K–12 teachers) must visit the Crown Educator Resource Center and sign up for the Educator Network.
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Warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and enjoy the family festivities. Free and open to the public!
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See this work and over 100 others in Gates of the Lord, on view through January 3—http://bit.ly/1P4dO8j