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Past Exhibitions

February 5, 2016–May 1, 2016
Galleries 182–184
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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.
August 21, 2015–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.
July 1, 2015–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.
July 31, 2015–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.