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Teen Audio Guide

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Experience the museum through sounds and stories produced by Chicago teens.
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Expand your perspective on the Grand Staircase. Meditate to an original soundscape in the Ando Gallery. Connect with contemporary art through spoken word by some of Chicago’s best young poets. Immerse yourself in the ideas, interpretations, and creativity of Chicago youth.

The Teen Audio Guide is available for free on the Art Institute of Chicago Official Mobile app. You can also rent the audio guide at one of the museum’s audio guide counters or listen to the guide using the audio embedded below.


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  • Compagnie de Saint Louis
  • Ando Room

  • Archibald John Motley Jr.

  • Marc Chagall

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Alma Thomas

  • Cindy Sherman

  • Richard Prince

  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres

  • Takashi Murakami

  • Salvador Dalí
  • The Teen Audio Guide was created during the 2017–18 Teen Council program, by Teen Council members Lucia Atilano, Rashmi Bajaj, Dorien Baker, Michael Barclay, Liam Bradley, Zimra Chickering, Nicole Fanelli, Walela Greenlee, Sesash Gutierrez, Gabriela Iturralde, Rahzel Lawrence, Hira Siddiqui, Mia Smith, Crushelle Triplett, and Alizha Vernon. The audio guide features contributions from Young Chicago Authors poets Luis Carranza, Patricia Frazier, and Kee Stein, as well as DJ Boi Jeanius.

    Teen Programs are partially supported by an IncentOvate Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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