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November /December 2014
Learn, Engage, Enjoy!
Begin your art adventure in the Ryan Education Center. Learn more about the art and
artists in our collection through a wide range of programs for all ages. Engage with the
Art Institute’s collection through guided family gallery experiences. Enjoy art-making
activities along with your family. Admission to the Ryan Education Center is always
free, so come back as often as you like.
Museum Hours
E - Ne w s le t t e r
Daily 10:30–5:00
Thursdays until 8:00
To get the most up-to-date news on family-friendly
activities and receive our brochure online, sign up
for our free e-news at www.artic.edu/e-news.
Rya n E d u c at i o n Ce n t e r
Fa m i ly Ro o m H o u r s
Lo c at i o n
Daily 10:30–5:00
2 0 1 4 F r ee H o u r s
Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free
to Illinois residents every Thursday 5:00–8:00.
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Children under 14: Free
Members: Free
*Proof of residency required
Purchase admission tickets in advance on our
website or by calling (877) 307-4242, MondaySaturday 8:00-8:00 or Sunday 8:00-7:00. Families
can visit the Art Institute for free with a Kids
Museum Passport from the Chicago Public Library.
The museum is located at the intersection of
Michigan Avenue and Adams Street (111 South
Michigan) on the eastern edge of Chicago’s famous
downtown Loop. Please use the Modern Wing
entrance at 159 E. Monroe Street. Fort more travel
information, visit our website.
Fa m i ly Au d i o To u r s
The Lions Trail Family tour, designed for children
ages 5–10, offers an informative, dramatic, and
fun tour of the collection and is available in English
or Spanish. With 26 stops, it’s a great way to inspire
kids to explore the museum. Stop by the audio
guide desk in Griffin Court or at the Michigan
Avenue lobby.
M em b e r s h i p
Consider membership today—it’s a great deal.
Free admission is just one of the benefits. Call
(312) 499-4111 or visit www.artic.edu/join-and-give
for more information.
Drop In!
Drop in to these programs for children and their caregivers. For more information on
programs, call (312) 857-7161 or e-mail [email protected] Unfortunately,
we cannot accept groups for the following programs. To learn about group offerings,
see the Community Programs section below.
The Artist’s Studio
Saturdays and Sundays
(except December 27–28)
Drop in 11:00–2:00
23rd Annual Wreathing
of the Lions
Friday, November 28
Drop in 10:30–3:00
What’s in store to explore? Studio artmaking, visits by a guest artist, or a
gallery activity station? Where will
the Artist’s Studio pop up next? Visit
the Family Room on the day of your
visit to discover what’s planned.
Decorate a holiday wreath with
drawings of your family’s favorite
holiday things. Visit our Neapolitan
crèche and holiday Thorne Rooms
for inspiration.
Diwali Family Festival
Holly Days
Saturday, November 15
All ages
December 27–30
Drop in 10:30–3:00
Join us to celebrate the Hindu festival
of light! Create a work of art inspired
by Indian traditions at activity stations
throughout the Ryan Education
Center, such as the Little Studio for
our youngest visitors (under age 5).
Discover Hindu stories by exploring
sculpture in the galleries with a
costumed dancer. Enjoy dance
performances by Kalapriya in a range
of styles from Bhangra to Bollywood.
Draw a character—whether human,
beast, or supernatural being from your
imagination—using as inspiration the
exhibitions Heaven and Earth: Art
of Byzantium from Greek Collections
and Temptation: The Demons of
James Ensor.
Family Community Programs
Hoping to bring a community group to the
Art Institute? We would love to have you! A
selection of programs is available for nonprofit
family groups based in Illinois. Programs are
designed for groups of 25–40 consisting of
families with children ages 5–12. If you would
like to book a program for a school (K-12)
or chaperoned youth group, please refer to
the Student Tours webpage: www.artic.edu/
We look forward to seeing your group soon!
Questions? E-mail [email protected]
artic.edu, or call (312) 443-9362.
Community Family Group Tour
Community Family Group Tour and Art Activity
Family Festival Group Visit
Reservations must be made at least four
weeks in advance of the visit and are subject
to availability. To learn more about family
community group visits, please see our
webpage: www.artic.edu/visit/visiting-group/
*Program fees may apply.
Sign Up!
Sign–up programs meet in the Ryan Education Center and travel to the galleries.
Please bring your Art Institute member card or museum admission tickets.
33rd Annual Holiday Treasure
Hunt and Tea Party
Sunday, December 7
10:45, 12:00, and 1:30
This popular family event includes a funfilled expedition through the galleries and
a tea party featuring live entertainment,
refreshments, and party favors. Tickets go
on sale November 1. For more information
or to purchase tickets, call (877) 307-4242
or visit www.museumtix.com.
AGES 13–19
Teen Studio Workshops
The City Lost and Found
Saturday, November 22
$10 members; $12 nonmembers
Explore the special exhibition The City
Lost and Found and create your own
innovative designs to radically reimagine
urban life and space.
Experimental Painting
Saturday, December 13
$10 members; $12 nonmembers
Visit the special exhibition focus: Lucy
McKenzie for inspiration, then work with
an artist in the studio to create your own
artworks using experimental multimedia
and painting techniques.
To register for teen programs, visit www.artic.edu/
learn/teens or e-mail [email protected]
The Chicago Park District generously supports all
activities at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Additional general operating support is provided by
the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;
the Brinson Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council,
a state agency; the Bruning Foundation; the Edith B.
and Lee V. Jacobs Fund No. 2; Lannan Foundation;
Marvin and Kay Lichtman Foundation; the A.G. Cox
Charity Trust; the Chicago Community Foundation;
the Knowles Foundation; the Manaaki Foundation;
the Maurice Walk Fine Arts Foundation; Tawani
Foundation; the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein
Foundation; the Braeside Foundation; and the STS
Support for the Department of Museum Education is
provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art;
Gilchrist Foundation; the Barker Welfare Foundation;
the Dancing Skies Foundation; the Charles and M.R.
Shapiro Foundation; Dr. Scholl Foundation; the
Siragusa Foundation; and the Maurice R. and Meta
G. Gross Foundation.
Target Student Tours at the Art institute of Chicago
are sponsored by
The [Not So] Still Life
Through November 16
Ryan Education Center
Opens December 6
Ryan Education Center
The rich still-life tradition comes alive
in this experimental gallery installation,
where visitors can make their own small
scenes with a variety of ordinary and notso-ordinary objects, then capture their
creations with a drawing—materials are
provided—or a photograph and share
them via social media to become part of
a digital gallery display.
This interactive installation for all ages
celebrates the art of puppetry, a form
of entertainment used by many cultures
throughout history. Following the success
of the inaugural The [Not So] Still Life
in our playful experimental space, Puppets!
lets visitors explore the movement of
shadow, hand, and finger puppets and
perform for each other on small stages.
The installation’s hand and shadow puppets,
created by artists and puppeteers from the
Chicago area, are based on creatures and
characters from the museum’s collection—
including James Ensor’s The Temptation
of St. Anthony, the centerpiece of Demons:
The Temptation of James Ensor. Across
the hall in the Family Room, a variety of
puppet-making supplies will be available so
visitors can create their own unique puppets
to use in a performance and take home.
The Elizabeth Morse
Touch Gallery
Ryan Education Center
It’s all hands on deck in this gallery, where
visitors are welcome to touch four bronze
and marble sculptures of the human face
from different times and places. You’ll be
amazed by what your fingers can find out!
This exhibition has been funded by the Elizabeth Morse
Charitable Trust.
1 S at u r d ay
2 S u n day
The Artist’s Studio
The Artist’s Studio
8 S at u r d ay
9 S u n day
The Artist’s Studio
The Artist’s Studio
1 5 S at u r d ay
1 6 S u n day
Diwali Family
Festival Day
The Artist’s Studio
2 2 S at u r d ay
2 3 S u n day
The Artist’s Studio
✓ 11:00-4:00
Teen Studio Workshop
The Artist’s Studio
2 7 T H U R S DAY
2 8 F R I DAY
2 9 S at u r d ay
3 0 S u n day
Family Room closed
Wreathing of the Lions
The Artist’s Studio
The Artist’s Studio
• Read a picture book, play games, or explore
Curious Corner, a computer interactive, in
the Family Room.
• Pick up a family self–guide in the Ryan
Education Center.
• Explore the Touch Gallery or visit the Ryan
Education Center’s experimental gallery.
All ages
Ages 6–12
ages 3–5
ages 13–19
ages 9 –12
Sign-up programs are marked with a ✓.
Wednesday, December 24–
Friday, December 26
Family Room closed
6 S at u r d ay
7 S u n day
The Artist’s Studio
✓ 10:45, 12:00, and 1:30
1 3 S at u r d ay
1 4 S u n day
The Artist’s Studio
✓ 11:00–4:00
Teen Studio Workshop
The Artist’s Studio
2 0 S at u r d ay
2 1 S u n day
The Artist’s Studio
The Artist’s Studio
2 7 S at u r d ay
2 8 S u n day
Holly Days
Holly Days
2 9 MO N D A Y
3 0 t u e s day
3 1 w e d n e s day
Holly Days
Holly Days
Family Room closed
33rd Annual Holiday
Treasure Hunt and
Tea Party
Enjoy the Lions Trail Audio
Guide for an informative,
dramatic, and fun tour of
the galleries any time!
See page 1 for more details.
Saturday, November 15
Don’t miss our Diwali Family Festival!
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