The Art Institute is an active lending institution that is additionally always trying to improve the experience of visitors. Periodically some galleries may be closed and works of art may be on loan to institutions around the globe. To ensure that your visit meets your expectations, please check the updates below.
Ancient and Byzantine Art
The galleries of ancient and Byzantine art will reopen on November 11, 2012, as the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.
Our paperweight gallery is currently being renovated in order to increase the number of works on view from 341 to more than 800. It will reopen in September 2012 as the expanded gallery for the Arthur Rubloff Collection of Paperweights.
10 hours 11 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.
13 hours 30 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a tour of works in our collection presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
1 day 10 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.