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August 16, 2016

Art Institute of Chicago Launches New Digital Interactive to Enhance Family Experience

JourneyMaker Features 260,000 Unique Journeys Across the Museum’s Encyclopedic Collection

June 30, 2016

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ACQUIRES NEWLY DISCOVERED HIGH RENAISSANCE PAINTING, CHRIST CARRYING THE CROSS, BY ITALIAN MASTER SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO

Contemporary of Titian and Follower of Michelangelo, Sebastiano del Piombo Defined Excellence in 16th Century Painting in Rome

June 21, 2016

Chicago Museums Announce Summer Launch of Access Program for Low-Income Families

Field Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Art Institute of Chicago Join the “Museums for All” National Initiative to Seek, Include, and Welcome All

June 8, 2016

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF MAJOR ACQUISITIONS

Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions Features a Diverse Range of 17th to mid-20th Century Drawings in Curator Suzanne Folds McCullagh’s Final Exhibition

May 17, 2016

MORE THAN 800 YOUNG CHICAGOANS EXPECTED TO STEAL THE NIGHT AWAY AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO’S ANNUAL “NIGHT HEIST” BENEFIT

An Extraordinary Evening Featuring America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, Hosted by the Art Institute’s Evening Associates Board

May 12, 2016

America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

America's Quest for Artistic Identity, Featuring Seminal Works by Hopper, O'Keeffe, and Wood

May 10, 2016

INVISIBLE MAN: GORDON PARKS AND RALPH ELLISON IN HARLEM

The Art Institute of Chicago Reunites Never-Before-Seen Photographs and Manuscripts in an Exhibition Exploring the Artists' Formative Collaborations 

May 3, 2016

Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection

300 Exquisitely Crafted Objects Offer a Rich and Complex Picture of Cultures Across Asia

April 27, 2016

A PORTRAIT OF ANTINOUS, IN TWO PARTS SHOWCASES ART HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Ancient Roman Pieces of Sculpture Reunited across Centuries and Continents through 3D Scanning Technology and Innovative Scholarship

February 3, 2016

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions Showcases Creative Process of Artist

Drawings, Sculptures, and Prints Provide an Intimate Look at the Mind of Martin Puryear