Saturday workshops combine gallery experiences with art making in the studio. These workshops are offered one Saturday each month, and topics change regularly based on artwork and exhibitions in the museum. Guided by a teaching artist, participants explore the galleries and then get the chance to create their own artworks in the studio using a wide variety of media and techniques, from traditional to digital.
Selected Saturdays, 11:00–4:00 $10 members, $12 nonmembers Registration required; please use the link below each program to register. Questions? Inquiry at email@example.com.
September 10 Collage Your Way America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s focuses on the landscape of the United States during the Great Depression when many artists explored how to create a new American art and national identity. Use collage and a myraid of materials to create your own landscape and explore artistic identity with the help of a teaching artist. Register today!
October 8 Experimental Photography Take a closer look at the way photography, drawing, and collage work together in Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, and experiment with different media to create a work of art inspired by the show. Register today!
November 12 Paint and Sculpt Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreamsfeatures sculptures, paintings, video, and a wall carving that are forms of visual storytelling. Explore the show with an artist, share your story, and learn new techniques in creative planning and sculpture work in the studios. Registration opens on October 1.
December 10 Dance Workshop Love to dance? Find inspiration in the Art Institute's collection and celebrate the art of dance. No prior dance experience needed, just come ready to move. Registration opens on November 1.
5 hours 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
6 hours 55 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
3 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory