Exhibitions

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Galleries 235–239
Through May 7, 2017
Regenstein Hall
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The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
Through May 21, 2017
Gallery 272
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
Through July 9, 2017
Gallery 186 and Gallery 289
This major survey of the work of Chinese artist Zhang Peili traces his practice from his earliest experiments with video in the late 1980s to new digital formats in the 2000s.
This major survey of the work of Chinese artist Zhang Peili traces his practice from his earliest experiments with video in the late 1980s to new digital formats in the 2000s.
Through April 30, 2017
Galleries 1–4 and 10
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
Through September 17, 2017
Galleries 57–59
This presentation explores the richly patterned wax-resist textiles known as batiks, their flourishing in the Indonesian island of Java, and their many inspirations and functions.
This presentation explores the richly patterned wax-resist textiles known as batiks, their flourishing in the Indonesian island of Java, and their many inspirations and functions.
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Through June 4, 2017
Galleries 182–184
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
Through May 7, 2017
Galleries 125–127
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
Through April 30, 2017
Gallery 188
This exhibition recreates for the first time Provoke artist’s 1971 installation for the Paris Biennale, in which he covered a 15-meter span with nearly 600 photographs over a weeklong period.
This exhibition recreates for the first time Provoke artist’s 1971 installation for the Paris Biennale, in which he covered a 15-meter span with nearly 600 photographs over a weeklong period.
Through July 23, 2017
Gallery 107
This exhibition comprises Japanese prints purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition that Wright designed for the Art Institute, and drawings by Prairie School members.
This exhibition comprises Japanese prints purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition that Wright designed for the Art Institute, and drawings by Prairie School members.
Through January 3, 2018
Galleries 212–212A
Thirteen paintings by South American artists from the 17th through 19th century introduce visitors to the Catholic orders at work in the Spanish Andes as they vied for devotees and dominion.
Thirteen paintings by South American artists from the 17th through 19th century introduce visitors to the Catholic orders at work in the Spanish Andes as they vied for devotees and dominion.
Through Fall 2017
Gallery 168
This selection of more than 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
This selection of more than 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.