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. 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.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603. Cook County. Tel: 312-443-3600. Website: www.artic.edu. Hrs: Daily 10:30AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Language Arts/English, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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