Exhibitions

Through December 31, 2018
Galleries 288, 290–299
Member Preview: December 11–12, 10:30–5:00
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 May 3, 2016
Galleries 182–184
Member Preview: February 4, 10:30–5:00
Presenting over 100 drawings and prints as well as 12 sculptures, this exhibition offers an unprecedented look into Puryear's inspirations, methods, and transformative process.
Presenting over 100 drawings and prints as well as 12 sculptures, this exhibition offers an unprecedented look into Puryear's inspirations, methods, and transformative process.
Through February 21, 2016
Gallery 240
Two exceptional loans join works from the Art Institute’s rich collection in this focused exhibition exploring the artist’s career-long fascination with the figure in motion.
Two exceptional loans join works from the Art Institute’s rich collection in this focused exhibition exploring the artist’s career-long fascination with the figure in motion.
Through May 1, 2016
Gallery 188
The work of three Americans comes together in this show exploring the personal and all that it encompasses—personality, personhood, and what it means to be, or not be, able to be your own person.
The work of three Americans comes together in this show exploring the personal and all that it encompasses—personality, personhood, and what it means to be, or not be, able to be your own person.
Through February 14, 2016
Galleries 124–127
Featuring nearly 120 objects by artists who studied at SAIC, this exhibition showcases work by some of the most illustrious SAIC alumni as well as some whose tenures have been overlooked.
Featuring nearly 120 objects by artists who studied at SAIC, this exhibition showcases work by some of the most illustrious SAIC alumni as well as some whose tenures have been overlooked.
Through February 15, 2016
Galleries 150 and 154
This collaboration between the departments of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Prints and Drawings uses the figure of Dionysos to explore early printmakers’ responses to Classical antiquity.
This collaboration between the departments of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Prints and Drawings uses the figure of Dionysos to explore early printmakers’ responses to Classical antiquity.
Through March 27, 2016
Galleries 1–2
Examining how 19th-century photographs influenced Pictorialism, this exhibition ultimately shows Stieglitz and his circle in the context of a changing photographic history.
Examining how 19th-century photographs influenced Pictorialism, this exhibition ultimately shows Stieglitz and his circle in the context of a changing photographic history.
Through Summer 2016
Ryan Learning Center
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
Through February 28, 2016
Galleries 57–59
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
Through February 28, 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.