Our artist-led tours, workshops, and residencies, invite students and teachers to explore, debate, and reflect upon the important ideas that lie at the heart of contemporary art. All programs are free for Illinois K–12 schools and teachers.


School Tours

Illinois teachers: book a tour for your students. School programs support Common Core English Language Arts Standards, and Illinois Learning Standards in the Fine Arts, Language Arts, and Social Sciences.



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Immersive professional development and resources let teachers use the MCA as their studio, laboratory, library, and classroom.


Support for school programs is generously provided by GCM Grosvenor; Reyes Holdings, L.L.C; The Efroymson Family Fund; The Crown Family; BMO Harris Bank; Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Allstate Insurance Company; The Edgewater Funds; Harris Holdings, Inc.; the Helen Brach Foundation; JHL Capital Group, LLC; McDermott Will & Emery; The Northern Trust Company; The Siragusa Foundation; FCB Chicago; and Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund. Major ongoing support is provided by the Cari and Michael J. Sacks Fund for Chicago Public Schools.

GCM Grosvenor Reyes Holdings Efroymson Family Fund BMO Harris Bank Allstate Insurance Edgewater Funds JHL Capital Group McDermott Northern Trust The Siragusa Foundation FCB Chicago

Support for teacher programs at the MCA is generously provided by the Polk Bros. Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Crown Family Philanthropies and Discover.

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