Exhibitions

June 7, 2014September 21, 2014
Galleries 182–184
Member Preview: June 5–6
The first US retrospective of this Czech-born Magnum photographer since 1988 features the artist’s own vintage prints, plus period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.
The first US retrospective of this Czech-born Magnum photographer since 1988 features the artist’s own vintage prints, plus period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.
July 4, 2014October 12, 2014
Galleries 124–127
These more than 100 works from the Art Institute’s rich holdings illustrate the international influence of this progressive Mexico City–based print collective.
These more than 100 works from the Art Institute’s rich holdings illustrate the international influence of this progressive Mexico City–based print collective.
June 28, 2014September 28, 2014
Galleries 1–4
Focusing on Steichen’s straightforward, information-based approach to photography, this exhibition includes an album of over 80 World War I aerial photographs as well as iconic celebrity portraits.
Focusing on Steichen’s straightforward, information-based approach to photography, this exhibition includes an album of over 80 World War I aerial photographs as well as iconic celebrity portraits.
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.
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.
May 14, 2014October 5, 2014
Bluhm Family Terrace
Iranian-born, Berlin-based sculptor Nairy Baghramian’s site-specific works offer a tranquil horizontal complement to the arresting verticals of the Chicago skyline.
Iranian-born, Berlin-based sculptor Nairy Baghramian’s site-specific works offer a tranquil horizontal complement to the arresting verticals of the Chicago skyline.
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.
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.
July 19, 2014October 5, 2014
Gallery 107
This rich selection of Onchi's prints showcases the artist's pioneering efforts and innovation in producing abstract designs, many of which sprang from his love for poetry.
This rich selection of Onchi's prints showcases the artist's pioneering efforts and innovation in producing abstract designs, many of which sprang from his love for poetry.