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Past Exhibitions

April 8, 2016–September 18, 2016
Galleries 57–59
This selection of 39 works showcases a remarkable variety of cultures, periods, and textile types, mirroring the encyclopedic scope of the museum as a whole.
This selection of 39 works showcases a remarkable variety of cultures, periods, and textile types, mirroring the encyclopedic scope of the museum as a whole.
June 5, 2016–September 18, 2016
Galleries 182–184
Member Preview: June 3–4
Featuring works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Grant Wood, this exhibition examines how artists redefined modernism while searching for a national art during the Great Depression.
Featuring works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Grant Wood, this exhibition examines how artists redefined modernism while searching for a national art during the Great Depression.
June 24, 2016–September 9, 2016
Gallery 137
This focused exhibition examines various expressions of power, identity, and personal status as elaborated in head and hair fashions across Africa.
This focused exhibition examines various expressions of power, identity, and personal status as elaborated in head and hair fashions across Africa.
April 2, 2016–September 5, 2016
Gallery 154
Uniting the “two parts” of a bust from the Art Institute and Rome’s Palazzo Altemps Museum, this exhibition features a reconstruction of the original piece as it would have appeared in antiquity.
Uniting the “two parts” of a bust from the Art Institute and Rome’s Palazzo Altemps Museum, this exhibition features a reconstruction of the original piece as it would have appeared in antiquity.
May 21, 2016–August 28, 2016
Gallery 188
Exploring the little-known collaboration of Parks and Ellison, this exhibition reunites the never-before-seen photographs and unpublished manuscripts intended for two projects.
Exploring the little-known collaboration of Parks and Ellison, this exhibition reunites the never-before-seen photographs and unpublished manuscripts intended for two projects.
June 19, 2016–August 21, 2016
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 18
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.