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Past Exhibitions

October 23, 2015–February 7, 2016
Gallery 186
In Mori's 1996 video, an unsettling, high-gloss dreamscape, the artist stars as both an extraterrestrial character and a shaman, acting as intermediary between the earthly and spiritual realms.
In Mori's 1996 video, an unsettling, high-gloss dreamscape, the artist stars as both an extraterrestrial character and a shaman, acting as intermediary between the earthly and spiritual realms.
November 20, 2015–January 18, 2016
Gallery 209
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples—returns once again this holiday season.
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples—returns once again this holiday season.
September 5, 2015–January 10, 2016
Galleries 188–189
The first exhibition in this series presents the work of Deana Lawson, whose photographs investigate black culture and how individuals claim their identities within it.
The first exhibition in this series presents the work of Deana Lawson, whose photographs investigate black culture and how individuals claim their identities within it.
November 20, 2015–January 10, 2016
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back—with a Twelfth Night–themed room joining in the fun this year!
The beloved decorating tradition is back—with a Twelfth Night–themed room joining in the fun this year!
September 25, 2015–January 3, 2016
Gallery 137
The African art galleries feature works chosen by the renowned architect for their forms and histories as well as how they intersect with his work.
The African art galleries feature works chosen by the renowned architect for their forms and histories as well as how they intersect with his work.
September 13, 2015–January 3, 2016
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: September 12, 10:30–5:00
The first U.S. presentation of the art and aesthetics of the Pushtimarg sect of Hinduism, this exhibition features over 100 paintings and pichvais celebrating Shrinathji, a form of Krishna.
The first U.S. presentation of the art and aesthetics of the Pushtimarg sect of Hinduism, this exhibition features over 100 paintings and pichvais celebrating Shrinathji, a form of Krishna.
November 20, 2015–January 3, 2016
Great gifts come in packages large and small. But the very best ones come with no wrappings at all—imagination, inspiration, and the joy of a season spent with family and friends.
Great gifts come in packages large and small. But the very best ones come with no wrappings at all—imagination, inspiration, and the joy of a season spent with family and friends.
September 19, 2015–January 3, 2016
Galleries 182–184, 283–285
This first comprehensive museum survey devoted to Adjaye showcases his approach of addressing local concerns through a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism.
This first comprehensive museum survey devoted to Adjaye showcases his approach of addressing local concerns through a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism.
September 25, 2015–December 20, 2015
Gallery 134
In the late Ming and early Qing dynasties (c. 1570–1700), some of China’s most visionary artists explored new ways of representing the world around them and depicting purely imaginary realms.
In the late Ming and early Qing dynasties (c. 1570–1700), some of China’s most visionary artists explored new ways of representing the world around them and depicting purely imaginary realms.
October 13, 2015–December 14, 2015
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Weekdays only)
The Art Institute of Chicago has purchased artists’ manuals, treatises, and other publications for working artists since 1879.
The Art Institute of Chicago has purchased artists’ manuals, treatises, and other publications for working artists since 1879.