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Past Exhibitions

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.
February 5, 2016–July 11, 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.
September 26, 2015–July 3, 2016
Ryan Learning Center
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form and atmosphere.
April 2, 2016–June 19, 2016
Gallery 107
This exhibition shows how artists have interpreted the stories and legends about two of the country's most renowned female poets, Murasaki Shikibu and Ono no Komachi.
This exhibition shows how artists have interpreted the stories and legends about two of the country's most renowned female poets, Murasaki Shikibu and Ono no Komachi.
February 26, 2016–June 12, 2016
Gallery 186
These three rarely seen slide projections mark a point of intersection between land art and body art—two areas pioneered by sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim.
These three rarely seen slide projections mark a point of intersection between land art and body art—two areas pioneered by sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim.
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.