If you cannot travel to Chicago this summer take a virtual fieldtrip to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Art Explorer. There you can browse artwork or the artists, such as Degas, Cezanne, Gaugin, Manet, Matisse, Munch, and more. Most the works are from the Impressionist and Postimpressionist movements.
If you sign up, you also have the ability to create scrapbooks of artwork in the collection. This application allows you to save, rearrange, and annotate images and resources you have found on Art Explorer. To create a scrapbook, use “Search by keyword,” “Advanced Search” or “Search by Artist” to select some Artworks and/or Resources.
With your selection of artworks and/or resources, you can: • Prepare for a classroom lesson • Create notes for a school field trip to the Art Institute • Assign students to create a virtual exhibition of Impressionist or Postimpressionist artworks, with notes on individual artworks
The site also features a good search tool that will help you find particular works in
their collection. Collections include African, American, Ancient, Architecture and Design, Arms, Armor, Medieval, Renaissance, Asian, Contemporary, European Decorative Arts, Indian Arts of the Americas, Modern, Photography, Prints and Drawings, Textiles, and more.
Enjoy your visit!