Exhibitions

Through October 4, 2015
Galleries 291–299
Through February 2016
Gallery 240
Two exceptional loans join works from the Art Institute’s rich collection in this focused exhibition exploring the artist’s career-long fascination with the figure in motion.
Two exceptional loans join works from the Art Institute’s rich collection in this focused exhibition exploring the artist’s career-long fascination with the figure in motion.
Through September 27, 2015
Galleries 124–127
A new perspective on collaboration in late 19th-century London is revealed through works by James McNeill Whistler, Theodore Roussel, and other members of their artistic circle.
A new perspective on collaboration in late 19th-century London is revealed through works by James McNeill Whistler, Theodore Roussel, and other members of their artistic circle.
Through February 15, 2016
Galleries 150 and 154
This collaboration between the departments of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Prints and Drawings uses the figure of Dionysos to explore early printmakers’ responses to Classical antiquity.
This collaboration between the departments of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Prints and Drawings uses the figure of Dionysos to explore early printmakers’ responses to Classical antiquity.
Through October 11, 2015
Galleries 1–2
Focusing on two remote locations in Canada and Russia, these essayistic films and photographs by David Hartt explore the hybrid identities of sites and individuals in a globalized world.
Focusing on two remote locations in Canada and Russia, these essayistic films and photographs by David Hartt explore the hybrid identities of sites and individuals in a globalized world.
August 21, 2015–Late January 2016
Galleries 57–59
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
Through February 21, 2016
Galleries 212 and 212A
Paintings and drawings from viceregal South America introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Paintings and drawings from viceregal South America introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Through October 6, 2015
Gallery 245
This exhibition brings together Vuillard's two largest paintings, "First Fruits" and "Window Overlooking the Woods," commissioned as a suite in 1899 and not seen together since 1950.
This exhibition brings together Vuillard's two largest paintings, "First Fruits" and "Window Overlooking the Woods," commissioned as a suite in 1899 and not seen together since 1950.
Through October 31, 2015
Gallery 135
In a first-of-its-kind public demonstration, the last stages of conservation work on Picabia's monumental abstract canvas are performed in the galleries this summer for visitors to witness.
In a first-of-its-kind public demonstration, the last stages of conservation work on Picabia's monumental abstract canvas are performed in the galleries this summer for visitors to witness.
Through September 27, 2015
Bluhm Family Terrace
Two recent X-form works—the organic shapes of which counter the geometries of the Modern Wing—are presented on a site-specific wooden platform that encourages access and interaction.
Two recent X-form works—the organic shapes of which counter the geometries of the Modern Wing—are presented on a site-specific wooden platform that encourages access and interaction.