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Mini-Tours

Looking for a fun introduction to the Art Institute or a new way to explore the collection?

Looking for a fun introduction to the Art Institute or a new way to explore the collection? Browse 80 different themed mini-tours and download a PDF for your next visit.

Looking for additional family-oriented tours?

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.


Mini-Tour PDFs

July 2011

From Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 runs right through the heart of the country. Take a road trip through the museum’s collections, and place your finger on the pulse of Americana.

June 2011

No city takes to the summer sun like Chicago. Whether it's our award-winning gardens or our permanent collections, the Art Institute boasts a wide variety of landscapes to play or get lost in. Finding your summer inspiration just became a walk in the park.

May 2011

This museum self-guide of personal favorites honors retiring Executive Director of Museum Education Robert W. Eskridge. 

May 2011

From the statues of ancient Greece to the paintings of modern masters, the nude has been one of the most consistently interpreted subjects throughout the history of art. Sneak a peek at some of the museum’s leafless treasures, and discover what inspired these artists to go au naturel.

April 2011

If our pets could talk, what would they say about their masters? Not content to let sleeping dogs lie, we take a trot through the museum's collections to dig up the stories behind these canine compositions 

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