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Past Exhibitions

June 19, 2016–August 21, 2016
Regenstein Hall
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More than 300 highlights from this outstanding collection introduce visitors to exquisite meaning-filled objects and the fast-disappearing cultures that produced them.
More than 300 highlights from this outstanding collection introduce visitors to exquisite meaning-filled objects and the fast-disappearing cultures that produced them.
April 18, 2016–August 14, 2016
Galleries 1–4
Featuring 100 photographs, this exhibition examines some of the artist's most influential abstract photographs and series—work that explores what he called “the drama of objects.”
Featuring 100 photographs, this exhibition examines some of the artist's most influential abstract photographs and series—work that explores what he called “the drama of objects.”
October 1, 2015–August 14, 2016
Gallery 286
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
March 5, 2016–August 7, 2016
Galleries 124–127
Inspired by Van Dyck's "Iconography" etchings, this exhibition examines the history of the portrait print through 140 works—from Dürer, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt through Degas, Kollwitz, and Close.
Inspired by Van Dyck's "Iconography" etchings, this exhibition examines the history of the portrait print through 140 works—from Dürer, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt through Degas, Kollwitz, and Close.
May 10, 2016–July 18, 2016
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Weekdays only)
Exploring the many facets of antiquarian scholarship in England, this exhibition features 17th- through 19th-century publications celebrating ancient relics, artifacts, architecture, and costume.
Exploring the many facets of antiquarian scholarship in England, this exhibition features 17th- through 19th-century publications celebrating ancient relics, artifacts, architecture, and costume.
September 26, 2015–July 3, 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.
April 2, 2016–June 19, 2016
Gallery 107
This exhibition shows how artists have interpreted the stories and legends about two of the country's most renowned female poets, Murasaki Shikibu and Ono no Komachi.
This exhibition shows how artists have interpreted the stories and legends about two of the country's most renowned female poets, Murasaki Shikibu and Ono no Komachi.
February 26, 2016–June 12, 2016
Gallery 186
These three rarely seen slide projections mark a point of intersection between land art and body art—two areas pioneered by sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim.
These three rarely seen slide projections mark a point of intersection between land art and body art—two areas pioneered by sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim.
February 14, 2016–May 10, 2016
Regenstein Hall
Presented only at the Art Institute, this exhibition is the first dedicated to the artist's three "Bedroom" paintings, presenting an in-depth study of their making and meaning to Van Gogh.
Presented only at the Art Institute, this exhibition is the first dedicated to the artist's three "Bedroom" paintings, presenting an in-depth study of their making and meaning to Van Gogh.
February 16, 2016–May 9, 2016
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Weekdays only)
A complement to "Van Gogh’s Bedrooms," these photographs of the artist’s many residences offer a unique glimpse into the artist's itinerant life—though he dreamed of a permanent home.
A complement to "Van Gogh’s Bedrooms," these photographs of the artist’s many residences offer a unique glimpse into the artist's itinerant life—though he dreamed of a permanent home.