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Maharishi School Iowa Seniors Travel to Chicago for Museum Tour

Seniors at Maharishi day and boarding school in Fairfield, Iowa hit the road last week for an exciting and immersive experience at The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Instructor Greg Thatcher explains, “we spent two weeks in preparation for this trip, reviewing great art from around the world and throughout time.”

Private school students from Maharishi day and boarding school in the Midwest visit The Art Institute of Chicago With Their Instructor, Greg Thatcher.

During the two-day trip, Thatcher guided the students through the permanent collection; then everyone took time to complete a sketch of their favorite piece in the museum. Students focused on accessing and analyzing art in relation to the development of consciousness as seen in the growth of technical skill and design.

Fairfield is an ideal setting for our day and boarding school for many reasons, but a major one is accessibility to big-city culture while enjoying small-town safety and charm. Our location in the heart of the Midwest means that we are about four hours from Chicago, Omaha, St. Louis, and Kansas City—perfect for a weekend or holiday trip!