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Go back in time as you explore over 550 works from 4,000 years of art in Of Gods and Glamour, located in the beautiful Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Introduce your child to the museum’s encyclopedic collection with a variety of hands-on activities in the Ryan Learning Center, including JourneyMaker, a new digital tool that allows your family to create its very own museum tour.
Assemble puzzles based on masterpieces you’ll see in the galleries, build architectural wonders with colorful blocks, and learn about art through interactive stories and games. Get a glimpse into elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s in the fascinating Thorne Miniature Rooms.
See first-hand the Art Institute’s extraordinary collection of modern art, considered one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world and boasting some of the greatest icons of the period. Visit the museum’s beloved collection of early European arts in The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor. After years of meticulous conservation and a complete gallery renovation, the installation features objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and armored figures on horseback.