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Tools for My Teaching


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.

Ask an Educator

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


Explore videos made for K-12 audiences, including Art + Science: Videos and Curricula and Artful Encounters: Short and Informative Videos for Educators and Students.

For more resources, check out our Videos page.

Get Creative at Home

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

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My Museum Tour

Build your very own self-guided journey through the galleries. With My Museum Tour, you can select six works of art for your students to explore online or at the museum during a self-guided visit.

Curate your choices based on a theme or curricular connection. Or, browse and share from the list of ready-made tours. Pair your selections with museum activities to deepen learning.  The possibilities are endless!


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