Exhibitions

Through August 28, 2016
Gallery 188
Through August 7, 2016
Galleries 124–127
Inspired by Van Dyck's "Iconography" etchings, this exhibition examines the history of the portrait print through 140 works—from Dürer, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt through Degas, Kollwitz, and Close.
Inspired by Van Dyck's "Iconography" etchings, this exhibition examines the history of the portrait print through 140 works—from Dürer, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt through Degas, Kollwitz, and Close.
Ongoing
Galleries 288, 290–299
Member Preview: December 11–12, 10:30–5:00
Iconic contemporary masterpieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns are among the 44 new works that transform the presentation of our contemporary collection.
Iconic contemporary masterpieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns are among the 44 new works that transform the presentation of our contemporary collection.
Through September 11, 2016
Gallery 285
The first installment of this series presents iconic chairs by makers including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.
The first installment of this series presents iconic chairs by makers including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.
Through August 14, 2016
Galleries 1–4
Featuring 100 photographs, this exhibition examines some of the artist's most influential abstract photographs and series—work that explores what he called “the drama of objects.”
Featuring 100 photographs, this exhibition examines some of the artist's most influential abstract photographs and series—work that explores what he called “the drama of objects.”
Through October 6, 2016
Bluhm Family Terrace
This installation by the Spanish sculptor thrusts viewers into the center of the drama, flipping the experience of viewer and viewed in an unsettling and captivating way.
This installation by the Spanish sculptor thrusts viewers into the center of the drama, flipping the experience of viewer and viewed in an unsettling and captivating way.
Through August 28, 2016
Gallery 154
Uniting the “two parts” of a bust from the Art Institute and Rome’s Palazzo Altemps Museum, this exhibition features a reconstruction of the original piece as it would have appeared in antiquity.
Uniting the “two parts” of a bust from the Art Institute and Rome’s Palazzo Altemps Museum, this exhibition features a reconstruction of the original piece as it would have appeared in antiquity.
Through September 5, 2016
Galleries 57–59
This selection of 39 works showcases a remarkable variety of cultures, periods, and textile types, mirroring the encyclopedic scope of the museum as a whole.
This selection of 39 works showcases a remarkable variety of cultures, periods, and textile types, mirroring the encyclopedic scope of the museum as a whole.
Through October 10, 2016
Gallery 219A
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henri Fuseli.
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henri Fuseli.
Through Fall 2017
Gallery 168
This selection of over 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
This selection of over 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
Through July 3, 2016
Ryan Learning Center
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.