Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The Art of Empires at the Art Institute of Chicago

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

IL

Interest

Art History/Criticism

Price Range

$1000 - $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #21015RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
How do artists respond to the imperial aspirations of great nations? What roles did art and artists play in the civilizations of the ancient world? Explore these and other questions with lecturers and curators from the renowned Art Institute of Chicago, with original treasures of the art world serving as primary documents. Through expert talks, before-hours access to the museum and admission to special exhibitions, delve into the development of Classical, Asian, Mesoamerican and African kingdoms; the artist's response to the French Revolution, Napoleonic era and British colonialism; and the ideas and aesthetics of American expansionism, all while learning novel approaches to looking at, interpreting and discussing art.


Highlights

• Gain access to the museum before it opens to the public for gallery talks led by the Art Institute art historians.
• In a private meeting with a museum curator, discuss collection and conservation practices and hear behind-the-scenes information about the museum’s operation.
• 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.

Activity Notes

Walking on even surfaces in museum galleries. All areas accessible by elevator or ramp.

Date Notes
9/14/2014
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.

Coordinated by the Art Institute of Chicago.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

Ratings

5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Back to Back Adventures

Choose a nearby learning adventure to add before or after this program:

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768