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Past Exhibitions

April 18, 2014
Galleries 389–399
Member Preview: April 16–17
The Art Institute’s renowned collection of modern art returns to its home on the third floor of the Modern Wing with new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program.
October 14, 2013April 13, 2014
Gallery 291
This disturbing eight-channel video installation explores the often repressed, always sensitive, and newly urgent subject of sexual violence against women on the Indian subcontinent.
July 26, 2013April 13, 2014
Gallery 186
This film by Isaac Julien, one of England’s most important artists and independent filmmakers, explores the social construction of masculinity within the mythic landscape of the American West.
January 28, 2014April 7, 2014
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (closed Saturdays and Sundays)
Featuring work by Ladislav Sutnar, Toyen, Jindrich Štyrský, Karel Teige, and others, this exhibition looks at how the Czech avant-garde sought to completely reimagine book design.
January 18, 2014April 6, 2014
Gallery 109
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, this exhibition showcases some portrayals of horses in Japanese and Chinese art from the 6th to the 18th centuries.
January 11, 2014March 20, 2014
Gallery 107
This exhibition pulls from among some 1,600 prints by Hiroshige in the Art Institute’s collection and is devoted exclusively to snow scenes, showing winter from a variety of perspectives.
October 11, 2013March 9, 2014
Gallery 296
Pioneering paintings by artist Ed Clark come together in celebration of his receiving the Art Institute’s Legends and Legacy Award, an honor recognizing living African American artists.
October 20, 2013February 23, 2014
Galleries 124–127
This selection of 115 pieces from the Hilliards’ impressive and diverse collection ranges from 16th-century drawings to modern 20th-century works on paper and sculpture.
November 12, 2013January 27, 2014
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: November 9–11
Examine the many meanings and interpretations of eating in America through over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century.
November 19, 2013January 27, 2014
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (closed Saturdays and Sundays)
From offering food for thought to actual recipes, this display of American and European books, prints, and drawings from the 15th through the 20th century explores the long and close relationship of...
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