Exhibitions

November 23, 2014January 25, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: Saturday, November 22
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
October 26, 2014January 11, 2015
Galleries 283–285
Member Preview: October 25, 10:30–5:00
This exhibition explores the emergence of new photographic and cinematic depictions of American cities, from the art world to the pages of popular magazines.
This exhibition explores the emergence of new photographic and cinematic depictions of American cities, from the art world to the pages of popular magazines.
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.
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.
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.
October 9, 2014March 8, 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.
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.
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.
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.