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Around the Block Tour: The Art Institute of Chicago Block Party

  • Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60603 United States (map)

Join in on the Art Institute of Chicago’s first annual Block Party.  As part of this event, Julia Bachrach will lead “Around the Block Tours” of the Art Institute and Grant Park.  

During the hour-long tour you will learn about the fascinating history the Art Institute and its outdoor museum setting within Chicago’s “Front Yard.” The tours will be offered three times throughout the day (11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.). 

The event also include short talks led by artists, sketching in the South Garden and a chance to help recreate a photograph of the 1893 opening of the museum in Grant Park. 

Image:  Bronze lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015.  Photo by Julia Bachrach.


Earlier Event: July 7
Grant Park Walking Tour
Later Event: July 26
Humboldt Park Walking Tour