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Current Exhibitions

September 27, 2014February 15, 2015
Gallery 154
Over 60 sumptuous works of art drawn from museums throughout Greece including mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, glass, silver, textiles, and painted icons.
Over 60 sumptuous works of art drawn from museums throughout Greece including mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, glass, silver, textiles, and painted icons.
September 2, 2014November 10, 2014
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Featuring books, periodicals and other materials, this exhibition explores Magritte’s Belgian cultural milieu and the literary and artistic aspects of Surrealism in Belgium.
Featuring books, periodicals and other materials, this exhibition explores Magritte’s Belgian cultural milieu and the literary and artistic aspects of Surrealism in Belgium.
February 6, 2014November 16, 2014
Ryan Education Center
Participate in the rich history of the still-life tradition with this experimental gallery installation by creating your own still life.
Participate in the rich history of the still-life tradition with this experimental gallery installation by creating your own still life.
June 4, 2014November 30, 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.
September 12, 2014December 7, 2014
Gallery 291
This installation pairs one painting and sculptural work by Guyton, both constituted by and carrying with them a prior context.
This installation pairs one painting and sculptural work by Guyton, both constituted by and carrying with them a prior context.
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.
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.
June 13, 2014January 4, 2015
Galleries 57–59
This exhibition showcases 39 works that illustrate the modernist sensibilities and historical traditions of Ethel Stein’s deceptively simple drawloom weavings.
This exhibition showcases 39 works that illustrate the modernist sensibilities and historical traditions of Ethel Stein’s deceptively simple drawloom weavings.
October 11, 2014January 4, 2015
Gallery 107
Complementing "Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor," this exhibition includes Hokusai’s series "One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari)" and depictions of Shoki, the Demon Queller.
Complementing "Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor," this exhibition includes Hokusai’s series "One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari)" and depictions of Shoki, the Demon Queller.
September 18, 2014January 4, 2015
Gallery 188
Taken from news photographs of people jumping or falling off buildings, this group of 14 large-scale images marries Conceptualism with high drama and helped define the Pictures Generation.
Taken from news photographs of people jumping or falling off buildings, this group of 14 large-scale images marries Conceptualism with high drama and helped define the Pictures Generation.
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.
Ongoing
Galleries 389–399
Member Preview: April 16–17
The Art Institute’s renowned collection of modern art returns to its home on the third floor of the Modern Wing with new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program.
The Art Institute’s renowned collection of modern art returns to its home on the third floor of the Modern Wing with new acquisitions and loans and a new interpretive program.
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.
August 8, 2014February 6, 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 9, 2014March 15, 2015
Gallery 292
One of only about 30 pénétrables produced by the Venezuelan artist, this immersive work—a forest of shimmering nylon tubes—is on display for the first time since 1986.
One of only about 30 pénétrables produced by the Venezuelan artist, this immersive work—a forest of shimmering nylon tubes—is on display for the first time since 1986.
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
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.
Ongoing
Gallery 295
This ongoing presentation features outstanding examples of Cy Twombly’s sculpture made between 1948 and 1995.
This ongoing presentation features outstanding examples of Cy Twombly’s sculpture made between 1948 and 1995.