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Ignite your imagination and make art central to learning. The Art Institute’s programs and resources for K–12 students and teachers nurture each learner’s potential for critical thought and creative practice through engagement with works of art.
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Art + History

Works of art spark learning in remarkable ways. Explore Art + History, a process for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.

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“Students saw how works of art from the past and from different cultures can be relevant to their own experiences.”

–Chicago Public School teacher

“Being part of [the American Sources] program I was inspired when I, as a teacher, learned about Train Station and saw it hanging in the gallery of the Art Institute. As a teacher, this is a nice reminder of how exciting it is to be a learner, and I hope my students experience the same sense of awe and fascination and questions when they see the art during their tour at the museum.”

–Chicago Public School teacher

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