Tours

Click on the tour link to learn more about and to sign up for a tour via the Scheduling Program.  To create your own personal calendar, consult SCHED.

Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Video Data Bank
Pairing Recommendation: The 1:00 – 2:00 pm tour may be paired with the 3:00 and 3:15 pm tours: Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Art Institute, or Chicago Modern: Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking tour.

The Art Institute of Chicago. The Franke Reading Room at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago. The Franke Reading Room at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm
School of the Art Institute: John M. Flaxman Library and Special Collections
Pairing Recommendation: The Art Institute

Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago: Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and Prints & Drawings Department
Pairing Recommendation: School of the Art Institute tour or Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour, both are within walking distance

Aerial view of Chicago

Aerial View of Chicago from the Sears Tower; image courtesy of Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

 

Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Historic Skyscrapers (Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tour)
Pairing Recommendation: Art Institute or School of the Art Institute tour, both are within walking distance

Wednesday, 1:30-3:15 pm
Roger Brown Study Collection
Pairing Recommendation: This tour cannot be paired due to the time and distance. We recommend visiting Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, which is relatively close by cab, Uber or Lyft.

Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Video Data Bank
Pairing Recommendation: The 2:00-3:00pm tour can be paired with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago tour or Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tour.

Marina City. Image courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Marina City. Image courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago: Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and Prints & Drawings Department
Pairing Recommendation: School of the Art Institute tour or Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour, both are within walking distance

Wednesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm
Chicago Modern (Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tour)
Pairing Recommendation: Art Institute or School of the Art Institute tour, both are within walking distance

Wednesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm
School of the Art Institute: John M. Flaxman Library and Special Collections
Pairing Recommendation: Art Institute tour or Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour, both are within walking distance


Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park; image courtesy of Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio and Walking Tour of Oak Park
Pairing Recommendation: Museum of Contemporary Photography, which is a 45 minute ride on the Green Line

Thursday, 9:00 – 12:15 am
Robie House and Oriental Institute Tour in Hyde Park
Pairing Recommendation: University of Chicago and Smart Museum, 5 minute walk

Robie House, Oak Park

Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright, Oak Park. Image Courtesy of Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Museum of Contemporary Art and Library Tour
Pairing Recommendation: Newberry Library and Driehaus Museum, which is within a 15 minute walk or short cab ride (0.4 miles)

Thursday, 10:00 – 11:45 am
Chicago Modern (Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tour)
Pairing Recommendation: Art Institute or School of the Art Institute tour, both are within walking distance

Thursday, 1:00 – 3:15 pm
Newberry Library and Driehaus Museum
Pairing Recommendation: Museum of Contemporary Art, which is within 15 minute walk

Lakefront of Chicago

Lakefront View of Chicago. Image courtesy of Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Thursday, 1:30 – 3:15 pm
Art Deco Skyscrapers (Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tour)
Pairing Recommendation: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 45 minute ride on the Green Line

Thursday, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Photography and Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson & Burnham Libraries

Chicago Board of Trade; image courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Board of Trade; image courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation

Thursday, 2:00 – 5:30 pm
University of Chicago’s Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries and the Special Collections Research Center (2:00-4:00) and Smart Museum of Art (4:30-5:30)
Pairing Recommendation: Robie House, Oriental Institute, 5 minute walk