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Past Exhibitions

May 4, 2016–November 6, 2016
Galleries 202A–205A
This focused installation examines the famously dissolute and fabulously attired German mercenaries known as Landsknechte through arms, armor, and works on paper depicting the soldiers in action.
This focused installation examines the famously dissolute and fabulously attired German mercenaries known as Landsknechte through arms, armor, and works on paper depicting the soldiers in action.
June 25, 2016–November 6, 2016
Gallery 107
A first for the Art Institute’s Japanese print gallery, this exhibition of maps showcases an important facet of Japanese printmaking through a range of maps depicting both known and spiritual lands.
A first for the Art Institute’s Japanese print gallery, this exhibition of maps showcases an important facet of Japanese printmaking through a range of maps depicting both known and spiritual lands.
June 24, 2016–October 23, 2016
Gallery 186
Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s 2013–14 video features Brooklyn-based band the National performing its three-and-a-half minute ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours.
Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s 2013–14 video features Brooklyn-based band the National performing its three-and-a-half minute ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours.
July 2, 2016–October 16, 2016
Gallery 24
Drawings and plans for Mies van der Rohe's expansion to IIT's campus offer a view of this masterwork of modern architecture and planning in process.
Drawings and plans for Mies van der Rohe's expansion to IIT's campus offer a view of this masterwork of modern architecture and planning in process.
April 11, 2016–October 10, 2016
Gallery 219A
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henry Fuseli.
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henry Fuseli.
May 28, 2016–October 9, 2016
Galleries 217A–218
The loan of David’s painting "The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries" is displayed alongside related works on paper, paintings, and sculpture from the Art Institute’s collection.
The loan of David’s painting "The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries" is displayed alongside related works on paper, paintings, and sculpture from the Art Institute’s collection.
April 28, 2016–October 5, 2016
Bluhm Family Terrace
This installation by the Spanish sculptor thrusts viewers into the center of the drama, flipping the experience of viewer and viewed in an unsettling and captivating way.
This installation by the Spanish sculptor thrusts viewers into the center of the drama, flipping the experience of viewer and viewed in an unsettling and captivating way.
April 23, 2016–October 2, 2016
Gallery 285
The first installment of this series presents iconic chairs by makers including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.
The first installment of this series presents iconic chairs by makers including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.
February 5, 2016–October 2, 2016
Gallery 134
These six paintings present the rich variety of textural effects Chinese artists of the 16th through t18th century implemented by controlling the movement, pressure, and speed of their brush.
These six paintings present the rich variety of textural effects Chinese artists of the 16th through t18th century implemented by controlling the movement, pressure, and speed of their brush.
July 19–September 26 (weekdays only)
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Tracing the development of the museum’s Islamic collections and exhibitions, this presentation features archival documents, ephemera, and rare books.
Tracing the development of the museum’s Islamic collections and exhibitions, this presentation features archival documents, ephemera, and rare books.