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Current Exhibitions

Through May 10, 2016
Regenstein Hall
Presented only at the Art Institute, this exhibition is the first dedicated to the artist's three "Bedroom" paintings, presenting an in-depth study of their making and meaning to Van Gogh.
Presented only at the Art Institute, this exhibition is the first dedicated to the artist's three "Bedroom" paintings, presenting an in-depth study of their making and meaning to Van Gogh.
Ongoing
Galleries 288, 290–299
Member Preview: December 11–12, 10:30–5:00
Iconic contemporary masterpieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns are among the 44 new works that transform the presentation of our contemporary collection.
Iconic contemporary masterpieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns are among the 44 new works that transform the presentation of our contemporary collection.
Through May 8, 2016
Gallery 395
After two transatlantic journeys and a historic meeting in Florence last fall with His Holiness Pope Francis, Marc Chagall’s masterwork returns with a special presentation.
After two transatlantic journeys and a historic meeting in Florence last fall with His Holiness Pope Francis, Marc Chagall’s masterwork returns with a special presentation.
Through May 9, 2016
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Weekdays only)
A complement to "Van Gogh’s Bedrooms," these photographs of the artist’s many residences offer a unique glimpse into the artist's itinerant life—though he dreamed of a permanent home.
A complement to "Van Gogh’s Bedrooms," these photographs of the artist’s many residences offer a unique glimpse into the artist's itinerant life—though he dreamed of a permanent home.
Through May 30, 2016
Gallery 186
These three rarely seen slide projections mark a point of intersection between land art and body art—two areas pioneered by sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim.
These three rarely seen slide projections mark a point of intersection between land art and body art—two areas pioneered by sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim.
Through June 19, 2016
Gallery 107
This exhibition shows how artists have interpreted the stories and legends about two of the country's most renowned female poets, Murasaki Shikibu and Ono no Komachi.
This exhibition shows how artists have interpreted the stories and legends about two of the country's most renowned female poets, Murasaki Shikibu and Ono no Komachi.
Through July 3, 2016
Ryan Learning Center
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
Through July 11, 2016
Gallery 134
These six paintings present the rich variety of textural effects Chinese artists of the 16th through t18th century implemented by controlling the movement, pressure, and speed of their brush.
These six paintings present the rich variety of textural effects Chinese artists of the 16th through t18th century implemented by controlling the movement, pressure, and speed of their brush.
Through August 7, 2016
Galleries 124–127
Inspired by Van Dyck's "Iconography" etchings, this exhibition examines the history of the portrait print through 140 works—from Dürer, van Dyck, and Rembrandt through Degas, Kollwitz, and Close.
Inspired by Van Dyck's "Iconography" etchings, this exhibition examines the history of the portrait print through 140 works—from Dürer, van Dyck, and Rembrandt through Degas, Kollwitz, and Close.
Through August 14, 2016
Galleries 1–4
Featuring 100 photographs, this exhibition examines some of the artist's most influential abstract photographs and series—work that explores what he called “the drama of objects.”
Featuring 100 photographs, this exhibition examines some of the artist's most influential abstract photographs and series—work that explores what he called “the drama of objects.”
Through August 14, 2016
Gallery 286
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
Through August 28, 2016
Gallery 154
Uniting the “two parts” of a bust from the Art Institute and Rome’s Palazzo Altemps Museum, this exhibition features a reconstruction of the original piece as it would have appeared in antiquity.
Uniting the “two parts” of a bust from the Art Institute and Rome’s Palazzo Altemps Museum, this exhibition features a reconstruction of the original piece as it would have appeared in antiquity.
Through September 5, 2016
Galleries 57–59
This selection of 39 works showcases a remarkable variety of cultures, periods, and textile types, mirroring the encyclopedic scope of the museum as a whole.
This selection of 39 works showcases a remarkable variety of cultures, periods, and textile types, mirroring the encyclopedic scope of the museum as a whole.
Through September 11, 2016
Gallery 285
The first installment of this series presents iconic chairs by makers including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.
The first installment of this series presents iconic chairs by makers including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.
Through October 6, 2016
Bluhm Family Terrace
This installation by the Spanish sculptor thrusts viewers into the center of the drama, flipping the experience of viewer and viewed in an unsettling and captivating way.
This installation by the Spanish sculptor thrusts viewers into the center of the drama, flipping the experience of viewer and viewed in an unsettling and captivating way.
Through October 10, 2016
Gallery 219A
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henri Fuseli.
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henri Fuseli.
Through Fall 2017
Gallery 168
This selection of over 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
This selection of over 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
Through November 4, 2016
Galleries 202A–205A
This focused installation examines the famously dissolute and fabulously attired German mercenaries known as Landsknechte through arms, armor, and works on paper depicting the soldiers in action.
This focused installation examines the famously dissolute and fabulously attired German mercenaries known as Landsknechte through arms, armor, and works on paper depicting the soldiers in action.
Through June 25, 2017
Galleries 212–212A
Thirteen paintings by South American artists from the 17th through 19th century introduce visitors to the Catholic orders at work in the Spanish Andes as they vied for devotees and dominion.
Thirteen paintings by South American artists from the 17th through 19th century introduce visitors to the Catholic orders at work in the Spanish Andes as they vied for devotees and dominion.
Ongoing
Gallery 50
For the first time in years, the Art Institute is able to tell the complex story of Islamic cultural production with new galleries devoted to Islamic art.
For the first time in years, the Art Institute is able to tell the complex story of Islamic cultural production with new galleries devoted to Islamic art.
Ongoing
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.
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.
Ongoing
Ryan Learning Center
Four specially treated sculpture let visitors experience how the sense of touch can enrich their appreciation of art.
Four specially treated sculpture let visitors experience how the sense of touch can enrich their appreciation of art.