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Past Exhibitions

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.
March 10, 2016–May 8, 2016
Gallery 395
After two transatlantic journeys and a historic meeting in Florence last fall with His Holiness Pope Francis, Marc Chagall’s masterwork returns with a special presentation.
After two transatlantic journeys and a historic meeting in Florence last fall with His Holiness Pope Francis, Marc Chagall’s masterwork returns with a special presentation.
February 5, 2016–May 1, 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.
January 23, 2016–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.
October 8, 2015–April 20, 2016
Bluhm Family Terrace
The first work by von Rydingsvard to be displayed at the Art Institute, this nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture is a commanding yet delicate form that manages to be monumental in both scale and detail.
The first work by von Rydingsvard to be displayed at the Art Institute, this nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture is a commanding yet delicate form that manages to be monumental in both scale and detail.
October 31, 2015–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.
November 10, 2015–March 27, 2016
Gallery 24
An integral part of the historic plan’s enduring influence, Jules Guérin’s monumental watercolors constitute a powerful pictorial narrative about the nature and goals of urban change.
An integral part of the historic plan’s enduring influence, Jules Guérin’s monumental watercolors constitute a powerful pictorial narrative about the nature and goals of urban change.
October 17, 2015–March 27, 2016
Gallery 107
This exhibition features the most ephemeral of all Japanese prints: fans with printed images of popular kabuki actors, beauties, and landscapes.
This exhibition features the most ephemeral of all Japanese prints: fans with printed images of popular kabuki actors, beauties, and landscapes.
November 11, 2014–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.