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A Museum Hack tour in progress at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Courtesy of Museum Hack)

Museum Hack’s offbeat tours of the Art Institute of Chicago aim to engage the next generation of museum-goers. “Your job is fun first, education along the way,” says one tour guide.

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Left: Aaron Siskind. Gloucester 16 1944, 1944. (The Art Institute of Chicago, The Mary and Leigh Block). Right: Aaron Siskind. Jerome 21 1949, 1949. (The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Aaron Siskind)

From New York to Chicago, the influential photographer and teacher focused on “the drama of objects.”

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(Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago)

We take a peek inside the mind – and bedroom – of Vincent Van Gogh in an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago that runs through May 10.

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(Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago)

We take a peek inside the mind – and bedroom – of Vincent Van Gogh in the latest exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

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Ivan Albright. Self-Portrait (No.13), 1982. The Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Mrs. Ivan Albright. © The Art Institute of Chicago.

In honor of its 150th anniversary, the School of the Art Institute teamed up with the Art Institute for a show that highlights the many influential American artists who received instruction at the school and later became part of the permanent collection of what has been called the "world’s best museum.”

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In honor of its 150th anniversary, the School of the Art Institute has teamed up with the Art Institute of Chicago for a new exhibition called “Homegrown." The show highlights the many influential American artists who received instruction at the school and later became part of the permanent collection of what has been called “the world’s best museum.”

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Chicago is filled with architectural gems. We sit down with Chicago Tribune’s architectural critic Blair Kamin to discuss some of the famed structures in the city and surrounding areas.