Exhibitions

Through September 10, 2017
Member Preview: June 22–24
Regenstein Hall
Now Open
Galleries 235–239
Member Preview: March 18–19
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
Through October 29, 2017
Gallery 124
In this series of 57 drawings, Cauleen Smith proposes a new canon of humanistic literacy that is both personal and idiosyncratic.
In this series of 57 drawings, Cauleen Smith proposes a new canon of humanistic literacy that is both personal and idiosyncratic.
May 14–25: Pop-up exhibition / May 27–August 20: Exhibition*
Gallery 188
This display of Frank’s book "Partida" is complemented by selections from the artist’s gift to the museum in 2000, works that are more personal than the contents of "The Americans."
This display of Frank’s book "Partida" is complemented by selections from the artist’s gift to the museum in 2000, works that are more personal than the contents of "The Americans."
Through October 29, 2017
Galleries 125–127
As a cartoonist and independent artist, Saul Steinberg crafted a rich and ever-evolving idiom, giving graphic definition to the postwar age.
As a cartoonist and independent artist, Saul Steinberg crafted a rich and ever-evolving idiom, giving graphic definition to the postwar age.
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.
Through October 15, 2017
Bluhm Family Terrace
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.
Through October 29, 2017
Galleries 1–4 and 10
As one of only a handful of American curators specializing in photography at that time, Hugh Edwards helped shape the field in Chicago and across the country.
As one of only a handful of American curators specializing in photography at that time, Hugh Edwards helped shape the field in Chicago and across the country.
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 December 3, 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.