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Past Exhibitions

November 1, 2014February 1, 2015
Galleries 124–127
Over 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship from the collection of Jean and Steven Goldman are on view to the public for the first time.
Over 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship from the collection of Jean and Steven Goldman are on view to the public for the first time.
November 23, 2014January 25, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: Saturday, November 22
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
September 13, 2014January 25, 2015
Gallery 24
Architectural models and renderings by Brooklyn-based architects SO-IL showcase the firm’s innovative process in reinventing the traditional white-cube gallery space.
Architectural models and renderings by Brooklyn-based architects SO-IL showcase the firm’s innovative process in reinventing the traditional white-cube gallery space.
November 11, 2014January 19, 2015
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
Featuring original artifacts from the libraries' rich architectural archives, this exhibition examines Ware’s comics and the historic Chicago architecture he uses as both setting and subject.
Featuring original artifacts from the libraries' rich architectural archives, this exhibition examines Ware’s comics and the historic Chicago architecture he uses as both setting and subject.
August 8, 2014January 18, 2015
Gallery 294
This chalkboard, created during a visit to Chicago in 1974, maps the connections Beuys perceived between the spiritual, social, and natural worlds.
This chalkboard, created during a visit to Chicago in 1974, maps the connections Beuys perceived between the spiritual, social, and natural worlds.
October 23, 2014January 18, 2015
Galleries 182–184
In her largest US exhibition, the Scottish-born artist presents 12 new paintings, transforming our galleries into a department-store display and an intimate artist’s archive.
In her largest US exhibition, the Scottish-born artist presents 12 new paintings, transforming our galleries into a department-store display and an intimate artist’s archive.
November 22, 2014January 11, 2015
Gallery 209
After debuting last year, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns this holiday season enhanced with newly acquired figures.
After debuting last year, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns this holiday season enhanced with newly acquired figures.
October 26, 2014January 11, 2015
Galleries 283–285
Member Preview: October 25, 10:30–5:00
This exhibition explores the emergence of new photographic and cinematic depictions of American cities, from the art world to the pages of popular magazines.
This exhibition explores the emergence of new photographic and cinematic depictions of American cities, from the art world to the pages of popular magazines.
November 22, 2014January 6, 2015
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back—and more festive than ever—with the addition of the traditional Chinese interior set to ring in the Chinese New Year!
The beloved decorating tradition is back—and more festive than ever—with the addition of the traditional Chinese interior set to ring in the Chinese New Year!
November 22, 2014January 6, 2015
Throughout the museum
The Art Institute invites you and yours to experience this magical season amid the beauty, the inspiration, and the excitement of art.
The Art Institute invites you and yours to experience this magical season amid the beauty, the inspiration, and the excitement of art.