Looking for a fun introduction to the Art Institute or a new way to explore the collection?
Download our FREE Art Institute Tours app, available for Apple and Android devices, and enjoy 50 personalized tours of the collection that make use of the museum's free Wi-Fi and indoor positioning system to provide step-by-step directions from one artwork to the next.
Or, find 80 different themed mini-tours, available as PDFs, below.
Please note: Works featured in past mini-tours may be off view due to gallery renovations or regular rotations of the museum's collection. Works in the most recent mini-tour are currently on view. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Every work of art deserves a careful viewing; you never know what you might discover. On this tour, you’ll be treated to wondrous little surprises and delightful discoveries, finding often overlooked details in this array of enchanting artworks.
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.
Throughout his career, Lichtenstein explored just about every art historical style—from Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism to Art Deco design—always transforming them into something completely his own. Connect the dots between Lichtenstein’s unique interpretations and works throughout the Art Institute’s vast collection with this mini-tour.
From Dracula to Voldemort, good antagonists are so deliciously vile we simply love to hate them. Grab your black hat for this tour as we wend a wicked way through the galleries and visit some of the museum’s most egregious evildoers.
2 days 14 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Now on view—The Yoshida Family: Three Generations of Japanese Print Artists presents the work of the prolific Yoshida family, all of whom have been integral in major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
3 days 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—[insert YOU here] showcases teen art curated by our Art Institute Teen Council members. Now on view in the Ryan Education Center.
See more artwork by Chicago-area teens and get the latest Teen Council news on Tumblr.