Monet to Modern at the Art Institute of Chicago

Experience the Art Institute of Chicago alongside experts, learning about Post-Impressionists and Modernists from Monet and Van Gogh to Picasso and contemporary innovators like Pollock.
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Program No. 17465RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Discover the Art Institute of Chicago’s world-class modern and contemporary art collections in their new home, the stunning Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano. Explore favorite Post-Impressionists, like Monet, Seurat and Van Gogh, and modern artists, like Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Dali and O'Keeffe. Learn about contemporary innovators like Warhol, Pollock, Paschke, Eva Hesse, Cindy Sherman and more.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on sidewalks and in galleries. Portable stools used for gallery lectures. Wheelchairs available.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy early access to the museum each morning before it opens to the public, expert-led discussions before original works of art without the crowds and admission to all special exhibitions.
  • Explore the Art Institute’s Modern Wing from the outside, examining its architecture and the spectacular surroundings of Millennium Park on an expert-led architectural walk.
  • Get the back story to the largest gift in the Art Institute's history of 42 masterpieces of contemporary art donated by Chicago based collectors and philanthropists Edlis and Neeson.

General Notes

You may be interested in a five-night version of this program "Treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago" (#1423).
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Margaret Farr
Margaret Farr is an independent art historian and adjunct for the Art Institute of Chicago. With a Ph.D. in art history, her specialization is in 19th-century French art. She has served as Senior Lecturer in Adult Programs and Associate Director of Teacher Programs in the Department of Museum Education at the Art Institute and as Assistant Director of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Margaret has also taught at a number of universities and led several European voyages with the Art Institute.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Margaret Farr
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