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Current Exhibitions

February 15, 2015May 3, 2015
Galleries 182–184
The first in the Modern Series, this exhibition examines modern art and the rapidly shifting conditions of modernity through the provocative lens of fragmentation.
The first in the Modern Series, this exhibition examines modern art and the rapidly shifting conditions of modernity through the provocative lens of fragmentation.
September 27, 2014May 10, 2015
Gallery 154
Over 60 sumptuous works of art—mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, glass, silver, textiles, and painted icons—come together from museums throughout Greece.
Over 60 sumptuous works of art—mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, glass, silver, textiles, and painted icons—come together from museums throughout Greece.
February 21, 2015May 31, 2015
Galleries 125–127
Prints, book illustrations, and other works on paper showcase the eerie effects and seductive textures made possible by the versatile mezzotint medium.
Prints, book illustrations, and other works on paper showcase the eerie effects and seductive textures made possible by the versatile mezzotint medium.
February 21, 2015May 31, 2015
Gallery 124
This selection of works—many on view for the first time—include examples of Cortor's signature Woman and Dance prints, his hybrid woodblock prints, and his experimental “abattoir” works.
This selection of works—many on view for the first time—include examples of Cortor's signature Woman and Dance prints, his hybrid woodblock prints, and his experimental “abattoir” works.
November 11, 2014February 21, 2016
Galleries 212 and 212A
Paintings and drawings from viceregal South America introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Paintings and drawings from viceregal South America introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
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.
November 19, 2014April 5, 2015
Gallery 186
Featuring a lone DJ spinning records on a rooftop surrounded by exploding fireworks, Sala's 2003 video manipulates sound and image to astonishingly new effect.
Featuring a lone DJ spinning records on a rooftop surrounded by exploding fireworks, Sala's 2003 video manipulates sound and image to astonishingly new effect.
November 1, 2014April 12, 2015
Galleries 2–3
Welling’s debut series, "Diary/Landscape" (1977–86) is both a beautiful and moving meditation on family, history, memory, and place, and a significant emblem of the Pictures Generation.
Welling’s debut series, "Diary/Landscape" (1977–86) is both a beautiful and moving meditation on family, history, memory, and place, and a significant emblem of the Pictures Generation.
January 22, 2015May 3, 2015
Galleries 188–189
This “retrospective in a room” brings together several decades’ worth of Gossage's work to highlight three distinct ways that the artist has approached photography.
This “retrospective in a room” brings together several decades’ worth of Gossage's work to highlight three distinct ways that the artist has approached photography.
March 24, 2015May 18, 2015
Ryerson and Burnham LIbraries (weekdays only)
Beautifully illustrated treatises, manuals, and other printed material offer a look into the history of landscape and garden design in Europe and the United States.
Beautifully illustrated treatises, manuals, and other printed material offer a look into the history of landscape and garden design in Europe and the United States.
September 2014–May 2015
A nine-month season of events celebrating photography at the Art Institute of Chicago
A nine-month season of events celebrating photography at the Art Institute of Chicago
March 17, 2015June 7, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: March 15–16
Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.
Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.
March 21, 2015July 5, 2015
Gallery 24
This exhibition explores the designs of architect Milton Schwartz, whose midcentury high-rises, hotels, and restaurants helped to shape modern American skylines from Chicago to Las Vegas.
This exhibition explores the designs of architect Milton Schwartz, whose midcentury high-rises, hotels, and restaurants helped to shape modern American skylines from Chicago to Las Vegas.
February 6, 2015July 19, 2015
Galleries 57–59
This exhibition of printed dress or furnishing fabrics highlights Allerton's little-known role in promoting the Art Institute’s commitment to modern and contemporary art.
This exhibition of printed dress or furnishing fabrics highlights Allerton's little-known role in promoting the Art Institute’s commitment to modern and contemporary art.
December 6, 2014August 16, 2015
Ryan Education Center
This interactive installation celebrates the art of puppetry by allowing visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets.
This interactive installation celebrates the art of puppetry by allowing visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets.
March 7, 2015September 20, 2015
Gallery 286
Manferdini’s manipulation of an iconic Mies van der Rohe grid blurs lines between fashion and pattern in an architectural context and introduces a new contemporary landscape.
Manferdini’s manipulation of an iconic Mies van der Rohe grid blurs lines between fashion and pattern in an architectural context and introduces a new contemporary landscape.
Ongoing
Gallery 15
More than 800 paperweights, including for the first time a selection of contemporary works, are featured in the newly expanded gallery.
More than 800 paperweights, including for the first time a selection of contemporary works, are featured in the newly expanded gallery.
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 Education 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.
Ongoing
Gallery 201
Newly cleaned, conserved, and dramatically transformed, this world-famous icon of the Art Institute’s celebrated Impressionist collection returns to the galleries.
Newly cleaned, conserved, and dramatically transformed, this world-famous icon of the Art Institute’s celebrated Impressionist collection returns to the galleries.