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While the museum remains closed, ignite imagination and spark learning by staying connected to the power of art.

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Exciting changes are coming to the Ryan Learning Center!

Due to the museum closure, the reopening of the Ryan Learning Center has been delayed. A new opening date will be released soon. Stay tuned!

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Art + History

Works of art spark learning in remarkable ways. Explore Art + History, a process for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.

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“Students saw how works of art from the past and from different cultures can be relevant to their own experiences.”

–Chicago Public School teacher

“Being part of [the American Sources] program I was inspired when I, as a teacher, learned about Train Station and saw it hanging in the gallery of the Art Institute. As a teacher, this is a nice reminder of how exciting it is to be a learner, and I hope my students experience the same sense of awe and fascination and questions when they see the art during their tour at the museum.”

–Chicago Public School teacher

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