Collection Updates

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.

Gallery Closures

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.

Paperweight Collection

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.


Artworks on Loan

Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn. Old Man with a Gold Chain, 1631.
Through September 2012

Henri Matisse. Bathers by a River, 1909–1910, 1913, 1916–1917.
Through September 2012

Vincent van Gogh. Self-Portrait, 1887.
August 2012–January 2013

Edward Hopper. Nighthawks, 1942.
September 2012–February 2013

To help further plan your visit, explore our online collection.