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Current Exhibitions

February 12, 2014April 27, 2014
Gallery 226
Member Preview: March 14
This focused exhibition offers an in-depth look at the detective work done by our conservators and scientists and the secrets they have uncovered about the beloved Impressionist’s painting process.
February 23, 2014May 11, 2014
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: February 21–22, 10:30–5:00
Paintings, photographs, and works on paper comprise the most comprehensive examination of Christopher Wool's career to date.
January 24, 2014May 18, 2014
Galleries 1–4, 188–189, 283–285
Member Preview: January 23, 10:30–5:00
Christopher Williams's first retrospective showcases how the artist has mined the techniques and history of photography to pursue contemporary art as a domain of intellectual inquiry.
March 8, 2014May 18, 2014
Galleries 182–184
Member Preview: March 7, 10:30–5:00
This exhibition brings together eight banners painted by Nilima Sheikh between 2003 and 2010, along with two additional works Sheikh created especially for this Chicago presentation.
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.
December 14, 2013May 4, 2014
Gallery 24
This exhibition presents a look into the design process of the award-winning Poetry Foundation building by John Ronan Architects.
April 7, 2014May 7, 2014
Billboards and signs across the country
Vote today for your favorite American artworks and see the results displayed on 50,000 billboards and signs across the country beginning August 4, 2014.
February 10, 2014May 16, 2014
Gallery 137
This focused exhibition features eight works that visually register the sweeping economic, material, social, and political changes that took place across Africa during the early to mid-20th century.
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."
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.
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.
Ryan Education Center
Participate in the rich history of the still-life tradition with this experimental gallery installation by creating your own still life.
April 5, 2014July 13, 2014
Gallery 107
This display includes some of the artist's most celebrated prints—close-up portraits of beauties with pensive expressions, scenes of women engaged in everyday activities, and images of women of...
April 5, 2014January 4, 2015
Gallery 286
This exhibition surveys Chicago’s rich urban history and explores contemporary approaches to five Chicagoisms—key historical principles that have powered the city’s distinctive evolution.
Gallery 15
More than 800 paperweights, including for the first time a selection of contemporary works, are featured in the newly expanded gallery.
Galleries 150–154
Through over 550 works, these stunning new galleries present the origins and early development of Western art from the third millennium B.C. to the time of the great Byzantine Empire.
Ryan Education Center
Four specially treated sculpture let visitors experience how the sense of touch can enrich their appreciation of art.
Gallery 295
This ongoing presentation features outstanding examples of Cy Twombly’s sculpture made between 1948 and 1995.
Rocket Fuel