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Past Exhibitions

July 1, 2018–September 30, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 28–30
The first Art Institute exhibition devoted to the beloved American portraitist in more than 30 years explores the connections between Sargent and his patrons, his creative circle, and Chicago.
The first Art Institute exhibition devoted to the beloved American portraitist in more than 30 years explores the connections between Sargent and his patrons, his creative circle, and Chicago.
May 10, 2018–September 30, 2018
Bluhm Family Terrace
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
July 7, 2018–September 30, 2018
Gallery 107
This exhibition traces the Yoshida family of woodblock print artists, many of whom have been central to the major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
This exhibition traces the Yoshida family of woodblock print artists, many of whom have been central to the major 20th-century Japanese print movements.
June 22, 2018–September 9, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 21, 2018
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
June 8, 2018–September 3, 2018
Galleries 182–84
Member Preview: June 7
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
April 20, 2018–September 3, 2018
Galleries 124–27
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
June 27, 2018–August 31, 2018
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
From mass-manufactured material to exceptional examples of Egyptian-themed Wedgwood, this installation explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century.
From mass-manufactured material to exceptional examples of Egyptian-themed Wedgwood, this installation explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century.
March 22, 2018–August 26, 2018
Gallery 283
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
May 4, 2018–August 19, 2018
Gallery 186
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
April 27, 2018–August 19, 2018
Galleries 188–89
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.