Art Institute of Chicago

With one of the oldest museum collections in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago has world-renowned French impressionism, modern masterpieces, African and Asian art, and everything from furniture and decorative arts to sculpture and photography. Knowledgeable docents are available to answer questions from curious visitors. In addition to the permanent collection, there are visiting exhibitions throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10:30AM-5PM, Thursday until 8PM.

School

Experiences in the museum are a great way for your students to use critical thinking skills and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context. Students on a tour will learn about the cultures and beliefs of people from the past and present while exploring the museum’s galleries. Schedule a specialized tour, and go into greater depth with American art, classical mythology in European art, the diversity of Indian art, French art, and much more. Older groups can hone their skills on a writing and drawing tour.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Science.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, American Art, Impressionism, Modern Art, Drawing, Native American Art, Asian Art, European Art, Sculpture, Photography.

contact info
Phone: 312-443-3907
Email: mtours@artic.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 185 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Art Institute of Chicago

With one of the oldest museum collections in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago has world-renowned French impressionism, modern masterpieces, African and Asian art, and everything from furniture and decorative arts to sculpture and photography. Knowledgeable docents are available to answer questions from curious visitors. In addition to the permanent collection, there are visiting exhibitions throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10:30AM-5PM, Thursday until 8PM.

Scouts

Scout groups are welcomed at the Art Institute of Chicago during the summer months for guided tours and studio time. An encyclopedic museum encompasses art from many geographic locations, historical eras, and varied cultures will have scouts developing looking and critical thinking skills as they explore the museum's collections. Following scouts experiences in the Art From Many Places guided tour, groups can engage in hands-on, creative work through a studio art-making activity.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Science.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, American Art, Impressionism, Modern Art, Drawing, Native American Art, Asian Art, European Art, Sculpture, Photography.

contact info
Phone: 312-443-3907
Email: mtours@artic.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 185 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Art Institute of Chicago

With one of the oldest museum collections in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago has world-renowned French impressionism, modern masterpieces, African and Asian art, and everything from furniture and decorative arts to sculpture and photography. Knowledgeable docents are available to answer questions from curious visitors. In addition to the permanent collection, there are visiting exhibitions throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10:30AM-5PM, Thursday until 8PM.

Camp

Camp groups are welcomed at the Art Institute of Chicago during the summer months for guided tours and studio time. An encyclopedic museum encompasses art from many geographic locations, historical eras, and varied cultures will have campers developing looking and critical thinking skills as they explore the museum's collections. Following campers experiences in the Art From Many Places guided tour, groups can engage in hands-on, creative work through a studio art-making activity

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, American Art, Impressionism, Modern Art, Drawing, Native American Art, Asian Art, European Art, Sculpture, Photography.

contact info
Phone: 312-443-3907
Email: mtours@artic.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 185 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Art Institute of Chicago

With one of the oldest museum collections in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago has world-renowned French impressionism, modern masterpieces, African and Asian art, and everything from furniture and decorative arts to sculpture and photography. Knowledgeable docents are available to answer questions from curious visitors. In addition to the permanent collection, there are visiting exhibitions throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10:30AM-5PM, Thursday until 8PM.

Homeschool

Experiences in the museum are a great way for your students to use critical thinking skills and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context. Students on a tour will learn about the cultures and beliefs of people from the past and present while exploring the museum’s galleries. Schedule a specialized tour, and go into greater depth with American art, classical mythology in European art, the diversity of Indian art, French art, and much more. Older groups can hone their skills on a writing and drawing tour.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Science.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, American Art, Impressionism, Modern Art, Drawing, Native American Art, Asian Art, European Art, Sculpture, Photography.

contact info
Phone: 312-443-3907
Email: mtours@artic.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 185 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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