Exhibitions

Through June 21, 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.
Through August 23, 2015
Galleries 188–189
Mylayne’s large-scale photographs of common birds—featured at the Art Institute, The Arts Club of Chicago, and Millennium Park—offer a profound investigation of aesthetics and community.
Mylayne’s large-scale photographs of common birds—featured at the Art Institute, The Arts Club of Chicago, and Millennium Park—offer a profound investigation of aesthetics and community.
Through August 30, 2015
Galleries 182–186, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The first comprehensive survey of Frances Stark’s video and digital production highlights the American artist’s gift for balancing intimate content with a sense of theatricality.
The first comprehensive survey of Frances Stark’s video and digital production highlights the American artist’s gift for balancing intimate content with a sense of theatricality.
Through July 12, 2015
Galleries 283–285
Five architects look at how new modes of communication have influenced the ways in which ideas are constructed and communicated in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.
Five architects look at how new modes of communication have influenced the ways in which ideas are constructed and communicated in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.
Through February 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.
Late April–October 2015
Gallery 135
In a first-of-its-kind public demonstration, the last stages of conservation work on Picabia's monumental abstract canvas are performed in the galleries this summer for visitors to witness.
In a first-of-its-kind public demonstration, the last stages of conservation work on Picabia's monumental abstract canvas are performed in the galleries this summer for visitors to witness.
Through May 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.
Through May 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.
Through September 27, 2015
Bluhm Family Terrace
Two recent X-form works—the organic shapes of which counter the geometries of the Modern Wing—are presented on a site-specific wooden platform that encourages access and interaction.
Two recent X-form works—the organic shapes of which counter the geometries of the Modern Wing—are presented on a site-specific wooden platform that encourages access and interaction.
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.
Through August 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.