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Art + Science (2.5 hrs)

In their fields of study, both artists and scientists act on their curiosity by identifying an inquiry and taking steps to discover or express the unknown. On this 90-minute tour and 1-hour studio experience, students will practice scientific and creative thinking. Through observation, imagination, and reasoning in the galleries, students will explore three works of art in depth. They will combine these skills to investigate the concept of stability and change. Tour supports State Common Core English Language Arts Standards, National Core Arts Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards; additional pre- and post-visit curriculum resources are available.

6 - 8 grades See Dates

Museum Introduction: Art From Many Places (Summer)

Art From Many Places tours introduce the museum as a space for engaging with works of art from many different cultures and time periods. Through discussion and creative response, these tours engage young people of all ages and interests. Museum Educators can work with your group to develop an experience that best suits your group’s needs. If you’re interested in a hands-on studio as part of your museum experience, select the STUDIO: Art From Many Places Tour and Studio from the list of available tours.

1 - 12 grades See Dates

STUDIO: Art From Many Places Tour and Studio Summer (2 hrs)

Art From Many Places tour-and-studio programs introduce the museum as a creative space for discovering works of art from many different cultures and time periods. On a guided tour of the museum’s galleries, you’ll explore artistic materials and practices. Afterward, your group will head to a studio to experiment with poster-making. Through discussion and creative response, these two-hour experiences engage young people of all ages and interests.

3 - 12 grades See Dates

STUDIO: Art From Many Places Tour and Studio Summer (2 hrs) (CPL)

CPL AFMP

Kindergarten - 12 grades See Dates

TEACHER LED General Collections

Teachers may lead their students through the galleries without an Art Institute docent. Teacher-led tours begin at 11:00 and run every half-hour until 4:00.

Pre Kindergarten - 12 grades See Dates

Youth Group Experience

Experiences for Chicago organizations serving high school youth, facilitated by Youth Programs staff. Topics might include museum careers, leadership, social justice, or specific content-focused experiences. Format varies based on the interests of the partner organization.

9 - 12 grades See Dates