Sarah Alvarez, The Art Institute of Chicago

About Sarah Alvarez, The Art Institute of Chicago

Sarah Alvarez is the Director of School Programs in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago. In this role, Sarah oversees professional development programs and curriculum resources for teachers, school partnership programs, museum-based experiences for K-12 students, and the Art Institute's docent program. Sarah actively engages in city-wide dialogue about quality arts education experiences for students and has published numerous articles about museum learning. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College and an M.A. in Art History from Rutgers University. Sarah has been at the Art Institute since 2001.

This jug is one of the earliest known alkaline-glazed stoneware face vessels made by enslaved people or their descendants in the Edgefield District of South Carolina.

Thinking about cultures

Todros Geller, Strange Worlds, 1928, oil on canvas, 71.8 x 66.4 cm (Art Institute of Chicago)
Geller captures the tensions of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 20th-century United States.

Strange Worlds