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Treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Program #1423RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Immerse yourself in the history of Chicago's artistic founders and the world-renowned collection at the Art Institute. As a leading art school and museum for almost 130 years, the Art Institute has amassed a collection spanning 5,000 years of human expression. Learn from expert curatorial staff and professional museum education art historians as they lead you through gallery walks and discussions in the museum galleries.


Highlights

• Enjoy early access to the museum each morning before it opens to the public, and expert-led discussions before original works of art without the crowds.
• Examine ideas, techniques and achievements from Ancient Egypt to modern America.
• Includes an expert-led exploration of the Art Institute’s new Modern Wing and Marc Chagall’s recently reinstalled “America Windows,” plus admission to all special exhibitions.

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Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile. Portable canvas stools used for gallery lectures. Wheelchairs available.

Date Notes
8/17/2014
This program includes an exclusive guided visit before public hours of the blockbuster exhibition "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938," the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images.9/21/2014
This program includes an exclusive guided visit before public hours of the blockbuster exhibition "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938," the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images.10/5/2014
This program includes an exclusive guided visit before public hours of the blockbuster exhibition "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938," the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images.3/22/2015
This week will be limited to a Small Group size of 24. Rediscover the Art Institute’s renowned collection of modern art, including as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dali and others. The modern art collection has recently returned after an extended loan, now featuring new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program. Admission to all special exhibitions is included. Click here to see the most up-to-date exhibition information.3/29/2015
This week will be limited to a Small Group size of 24. Rediscover the Art Institute`s renowned collection of modern art, including as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dali and others. The modern art collection has recently returned after an extended loan, now featuring new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program. Admission to all special exhibitions is included. Click here to see the most up-to-date exhibition information.4/19/2015
Rediscover the Art Institute`s renowned collection of modern art, including as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dali and others. The modern art collection has recently returned after an extended loan, now featuring new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program. Admission to all special exhibitions is included. Click here to see the most up-to-date exhibition information.5/3/2015
The Art Institute of Chicago is globally known as having one of the foremost collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, with works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, van Gogh and others. Join us on a week devoted to Impressionism as you learn from curatorial staff, conservators and art historians as they lead you through galleries, slide lectures and discussions on the world’s greatest art.6/14/2015
Rediscover the Art Institute`s renowned collection of modern art, including as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dali and others. The modern art collection has recently returned after an extended loan, now featuring new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program. Admission to all special exhibitions is included. Click here to see the most up-to-date exhibition information.

Coordinated by the Art Institute of Chicago.


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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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