About the Art Institute of Chicago:
Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago has two main branches: the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The museum holds multiple collections, including a Japanese collection of approximately 3,800 items, with Japanese items scattered throughout the other collections. It also has a research library, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, open to the public within the museum.
The digital collections of the Art Institute of Chicago are especially noteworthy for their easy navigation and documentation. Their online resources are especially useful for teaching, for student course research and for beginning more substantial research projects.
The multimedia section of the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago is a collection of the museum's audio and video resources, split into a podcast section and a video section. These resources include lectures, exhibition overviews, panel discussions, and behind-the-scenes videos of installations, over a dozen of which relate to Japan and Japanese art. For more information, please click here.
Free, public gallery talks occur every day the museum is open, and do not require registration. These talks encompass all the exhibitions currently ongoing at the museum, including the Asian art collection. For more information, please check the Gallery Talks page.
For other programs hosted by the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, please visit the museum's Learn webpage.