Playing Hooky Tours

Chicago Artists Chicago Artists

Ever wondered which art icons have called Chicago home? As we celebrate Chicago Artists Month, find out more about the artists, patrons, and buildings that have inhabited Chicago’s landscape.

My Kind of Town My Kind of Town

Whether you know it as the Windy City, the Second City, or the City of Big Shoulders, you're sure to enjoy the rich Chicago connections on this hometown tour of the museum.

On Location On Location

Inspired by the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival’s August 29 screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Grant Park, a film in which the Art Institute and our fair city figure prominently, we’ve used titles of movies set or filmed in Chicago to make some surprising connections with works of art in the collection.

Rock n Roll Lifestyle The Rock ’n’ Roll Lifestyle

Money, fame, adoring fans, and of course, hard and fast living—the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle can only be enjoyed (and survived) by a select few. Take a vicarious walk on the wild side with this rockin’ guide to the collection.