Private Lecture/Guided Tours

Engage the mind.

Private tours

We recommend all groups reserve a one-hour private tour. Our expert lecturers will create the perfect tour to address your group’s particular interests.

Slide lectures

For an in-depth experience focusing on the topic of your group’s choosing, our professional art educators will design a one-hour slide lecture.

Audio guides

With several audio tours available, this is the perfect way for groups to explore collections of their choosing.

Enrich the spirit.

Some of our most popular guided private tours include:

Highlights of the Art Institute

Take a spin through the galleries, and discover works that have delighted visitors from around the world for over a century.

Impressionism: Monet, Degas, Renoir, and More

Plunge into the color and excitement of late 19th-century life, as your group views one of the most admired collections of French Impressionism in the world.

American Art

Discover how artists have expressed the many sides of the American experience through the rich variety of this collection.

Highlights of the Modern Wing: Modern and Contemporary Art

Explore our dynamic new addition with the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, and other giants of the 20th- and 21st-century art world.

Additional collections to spark your interest:

  • The 68 captivating Thorne Miniature Rooms
  • Unique examples of American folk art
  • Powerful works of African art and Indian art of the Americas
  • Compelling Old Master paintings
  • Our collection of 1,000 glass paperweights (off view until September 2012)
  • Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art (off view until November 11, 2012)
  • Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic art

Reserve a guided tour for your group.