Enhance your visit to UICA with a docent-led tour. Join an experienced volunteer or staff member on a behind the scenes tour of the galleries and learn more about the works on view. Contact Katherine Williams, Community Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a tour or to learn more.
Docents are trained volunteers enthusiastic about helping visitors engage with UICA and the artwork in our galleries. This collaboration between our Docents, Education, and Curatorial staff will expand visitor’s experience of contemporary art and UICA, providing a dynamic and welcoming experience for visitors and tours.
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The ArtWorks summer program is a team internship for students interested in actively pursuing a career in studio arts, design, non-profit arts management, museum studies, art education, or other similar careers. Teams of 10–12 students engage with creative challenges that connect educational and artistic resources and services to local neighborhoods. This program empowers and strengthens the contributions made by young adults to their community by valuing their diverse perspectives, opinions, and creative abilities.
ArtWorks is programmed by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, which has been building creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art for 35+ years.
Stroller Tours is a program designed for young learners ages 0 – 5 years with parents and caretakers in mind. Drop in and engage with the contemporary art works on view, and enhance your experience with a self-guided tour of the galleries. Guests can check out educational resources at the Guest Services desk and kids can embark on an eye spy exploration in the galleries in pursuit of a special prize at the end of each visit.
Available during regular gallery hours.
Free with admission.
Drop by UICA on the first Tuesday of each month any time between 4:00–6:00 pm for Story Time, a program that features a monthly theme, story telling by experienced staff, and hands-on art making activities designed to help children 0-5 years of age develop Kindergarten readiness skills.
Guests will create art works inspired by the month's theme, and are encouraged to explore and express their creativity together.
Adult UICA Members: Free
Aug. 2: Shape Shifting Sculptures
Sept. 6: Strings and Things
Nov. 1: Creature Collages
Dec. 6: Musical Mix-up