Family Workshops provide school-age children and their families with focused, age-appropriate experiences in the galleries and the studio. Workshop themes change regularly and studio projects range from making suits of armor to painting in the Impressionist style, from carving clay reliefs to printing with ink on fabric. Special exhibitions, including illustration, architecture, and photography exhibitions, are often highlighted in these workshops.
This program includes a visit to the museum galleries. The purchase of museum admission or proof of membership is required.
Find upcoming programs on our calendar and register online.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
We cannot accept groups to this program.
Admission to the Ryan Education Center is always free.
Admission to the museum is free for kids under 14.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today we remember Nelson Mandela's legacy. In 1962, when sentenced to life imprisonment for his activities with the African National Congress, Mandela made a powerful statement of cultural identity by wearing a traditional Thembu beaded collar. Despite such images of Mandela being banned by the apartheid government until the 1990s, his act of defiance spurred a resurgence of beadworking in South Africa.