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Past Exhibitions

June 28, 2014September 28, 2014
Galleries 1–4
Focusing on Steichen’s straightforward, information-based approach to photography, this exhibition includes an album of over 80 World War I aerial photographs as well as iconic celebrity portraits.
Focusing on Steichen’s straightforward, information-based approach to photography, this exhibition includes an album of over 80 World War I aerial photographs as well as iconic celebrity portraits.
June 7, 2014September 21, 2014
Galleries 182–184
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The first US retrospective of this Czech-born Magnum photographer since 1988 features the artist’s own vintage prints, plus period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.
The first US retrospective of this Czech-born Magnum photographer since 1988 features the artist’s own vintage prints, plus period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.
June 26, 2014September 14, 2014
Galleries 283–285
This exhibition featuring the work of two groundbreaking architects in adjacent installations offers architectural models by Tigerman and Zago’s "XYT: Detroit Streets."
This exhibition featuring the work of two groundbreaking architects in adjacent installations offers architectural models by Tigerman and Zago’s "XYT: Detroit Streets."
June 17, 2014September 1, 2014
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
This selection of sketches from artists’ and architects’ papers offers insight into the travelers’ personal experiences and their visual responses.
This selection of sketches from artists’ and architects’ papers offers insight into the travelers’ personal experiences and their visual responses.
June 4, 2014August 31, 2014
Gallery 134
This intimate exhibition demonstrates how the Chinese have traditionally imbued flowers, fruits, and grasses with multilayered qualities that convey human ideas, values, and aspirations.
This intimate exhibition demonstrates how the Chinese have traditionally imbued flowers, fruits, and grasses with multilayered qualities that convey human ideas, values, and aspirations.
October 31, 2013July 27, 2014
Gallery 154
Over 75 artworks—gilded mummy masks, luxury glass, magical amulets, and portraits in stone and precious metals—demonstrate the influence of foreign rule on ancient Egypt’s visual culture.
Over 75 artworks—gilded mummy masks, luxury glass, magical amulets, and portraits in stone and precious metals—demonstrate the influence of foreign rule on ancient Egypt’s visual culture.
April 5, 2014July 13, 2014
Gallery 107
This display includes some of the artist's most celebrated prints—portraits of pensive beauties, scenes of women engaged in everyday activities, and images of women of every age.
This display includes some of the artist's most celebrated prints—portraits of pensive beauties, scenes of women engaged in everyday activities, and images of women of every age.
April 8, 2014June 16, 2014
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Weekdays only)
This exhibition highlights artists who have disrupted the common conception of the artist being a skilled, solitary producer of images and objects.
This exhibition highlights artists who have disrupted the common conception of the artist being a skilled, solitary producer of images and objects.
March 15, 2014June 15, 2014
Galleries 124–127
This treasure trove of works on paper from the 16th through the mid-20th century includes pieces by Bartolomé Murillo, Jacob Jordaens, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
This treasure trove of works on paper from the 16th through the mid-20th century includes pieces by Bartolomé Murillo, Jacob Jordaens, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
March 1, 2014June 1, 2014
Gallery 292
This installation of the work of Indian photographic artist Dayanita Singh brings together one of her earliest series, "Myself Mona Ahmed," with a recent related structure, "Museum of Chance."
This installation of the work of Indian photographic artist Dayanita Singh brings together one of her earliest series, "Myself Mona Ahmed," with a recent related structure, "Museum of Chance."