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Tools for My Teaching

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Connect your students with art no matter where learning is happening.

A teacher holds a piece of paper in her hands with an image of artwork on it during a teacher workshop in the Ryan Learning Center

Whatever your teaching context, our educational resources engage you and your students with art and ideas from across eras and cultures. Be sure to also explore the Art Institute’s collection to find information about artworks and artists, high-quality images, research tools, and scholarly publications related to the museum’s global collection.

Educator Resources

Explore materials designed specifically to support formal learning, including educator resource packets, thematic curricula, student activities, and tips and tutorials.

Ask an Educator

Our Volunteer Educators have years of experience engaging students with art. Guided by the information you provide in this form, our Volunteer Educators will select from the Art Institute of Chicago‚Äôs global art collection and digital resources to support your remote or in-class teaching. 

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.

Videos

Deepen any experience with art through a range of dynamic videos that highlight conservation practice, artistic practice, exhibitions, and strategies for looking at art.

Get Creative at Home

Check out this selection of collection-inspired art-making activities, creative writing prompts, and coloring book pages that are sure to spark the imagination of learners of any age.

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Digital Scholarship

Read fascinating stories, groundbreaking research, and novel insights from staff in the Art Institute’s blog and digital publications.

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