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.


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Group of children sitting and kneeling in a gallery raise hands as if to answer a question
Fifth graders from Skinner West Elementary School discuss a work by John Cage with a teaching artist during a free school tour. Photo: Joshua Longbrake, © MCA Chicago.


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Major ongoing support is provided by the Cari and Michael J. Sacks Fund for Chicago Public Schools.