Exhibitions

Through September 30, 2018
Member Preview: June 28–30
Regenstein Hall
Through October 28, 2018
Galleries 1–4
Providing a poetic survey of photographers and filmmakers who worked in neighborhoods across the city from the 1950s through the 1970s, this portrait of Chicago speaks to its allure and its brutality.
Providing a poetic survey of photographers and filmmakers who worked in neighborhoods across the city from the 1950s through the 1970s, this portrait of Chicago speaks to its allure and its brutality.
Through December 31, 2018
Gallery 188
This installation by South African artist James Webb features recorded prayers from every faith and spiritual affinity in Chicago.
This installation by South African artist James Webb features recorded prayers from every faith and spiritual affinity in Chicago.
Through June 30, 2019
Gallery 50
This intimate display of jeweled objects from Bukhara—promised gifts from Barbara and David Kipper—showcases the extraordinary artistry and rich meaning behind the emirate’s elaborate jewelry.
This intimate display of jeweled objects from Bukhara—promised gifts from Barbara and David Kipper—showcases the extraordinary artistry and rich meaning behind the emirate’s elaborate jewelry.
Through January 27, 2019
Griffin Court
Argentine-Swiss artist Vivian Suter presents an installation of large-scale abstract paintings that mirror the surroundings of her own home and studio: the Guatemalan rainforest.
Argentine-Swiss artist Vivian Suter presents an installation of large-scale abstract paintings that mirror the surroundings of her own home and studio: the Guatemalan rainforest.
Through September 30, 2018
Gallery 107
This exhibition traces the Yoshida family of woodblock print artists, many of whom have been central to the major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
This exhibition traces the Yoshida family of woodblock print artists, many of whom have been central to the major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
Through December 2, 2018
Gallery 186
Rosalind Nashashibi’s film depicts the relationship between artists Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter—mother and daughter—in the connected houses they share in a jungle garden in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Rosalind Nashashibi’s film depicts the relationship between artists Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter—mother and daughter—in the connected houses they share in a jungle garden in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Through September 30, 2018
Bluhm Family Terrace
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Through October 21, 2018
Galleries 57–59
A wide range of textiles—from the 17th through the 20th century and from across the world—explore the various ways artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythm to create multisensory aesthetics.
A wide range of textiles—from the 17th through the 20th century and from across the world—explore the various ways artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythm to create multisensory aesthetics.
Now Open
Galleries 235–239
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.
Now Open
Gallery 285
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.