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Current Exhibitions

Through August 19, 2018
Galleries 188–89
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
Through September 3, 2018
Galleries 182–84
Member Preview: June 7
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
Through September 3, 2018
Galleries 124–27
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
Through September 30, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 28–30
The first Art Institute exhibition devoted to the beloved American portraitist in more than 30 years explores the connections between Sargent and his patrons, his creative circle, and Chicago.
The first Art Institute exhibition devoted to the beloved American portraitist in more than 30 years explores the connections between Sargent and his patrons, his creative circle, and Chicago.
Now Open
Galleries 235–239
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
Through August 19, 2018
Gallery 186
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
Through August 26, 2018
Gallery 283
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
Through August 31, 2018
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
From mass-manufactured material to exceptional examples of Egyptian-themed Wedgwood, this installation explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century.
From mass-manufactured material to exceptional examples of Egyptian-themed Wedgwood, this installation explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century.
Through September 9, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 21, 2018
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
Now Open
Gallery 285
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
Through September 30, 2018
Bluhm Family Terrace
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Through September 30, 2018
Gallery 107
This exhibition traces the Yoshida family of woodblock print artists, many of whom have been central to the major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
This exhibition traces the Yoshida family of woodblock print artists, many of whom have been central to the major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
Through October 21, 2018
Galleries 57–59
A wide range of textiles—from the 17th through the 20th century and from across the world—explore the various ways artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythm to create multisensory aesthetics.
A wide range of textiles—from the 17th through the 20th century and from across the world—explore the various ways artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythm to create multisensory aesthetics.
Through October 28, 2018
Galleries 1–4
Providing a poetic survey of photographers and filmmakers who worked in neighborhoods across the city from the 1950s through the 1970s, this portrait of Chicago speaks to its allure and its brutality.
Providing a poetic survey of photographers and filmmakers who worked in neighborhoods across the city from the 1950s through the 1970s, this portrait of Chicago speaks to its allure and its brutality.
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.
Ongoing
Galleries 288, 290–299
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 June 30, 2019
Gallery 50
This intimate display of jeweled objects from Bukhara—promised gifts from Barbara and David Kipper—showcases the extraordinary artistry and rich meaning behind the emirate’s elaborate jewelry.
This intimate display of jeweled objects from Bukhara—promised gifts from Barbara and David Kipper—showcases the extraordinary artistry and rich meaning behind the emirate’s elaborate jewelry.