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Past Exhibitions

May 21, 2015–August 30, 2015
Galleries 182–186
The first comprehensive survey of Frances Stark’s video and digital production highlights the American artist’s gift for balancing intimate content with a sense of theatricality.
The first comprehensive survey of Frances Stark’s video and digital production highlights the American artist’s gift for balancing intimate content with a sense of theatricality.
May 22, 2015–August 23, 2015
Galleries 188–189
Mylayne’s large-scale photographs of common birds—featured at the Art Institute, The Arts Club of Chicago, and Millennium Park—offer a profound investigation of aesthetics and community.
Mylayne’s large-scale photographs of common birds—featured at the Art Institute, The Arts Club of Chicago, and Millennium Park—offer a profound investigation of aesthetics and community.
December 6, 2014–August 16, 2015
Ryan Education Center
This interactive installation celebrates the art of puppetry by allowing visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets.
This interactive installation celebrates the art of puppetry by allowing visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets.
February 6, 2015–July 19, 2015
Galleries 57–59
This exhibition of printed dress or furnishing fabrics highlights Allerton's little-known role in promoting the Art Institute’s commitment to modern and contemporary art.
This exhibition of printed dress or furnishing fabrics highlights Allerton's little-known role in promoting the Art Institute’s commitment to modern and contemporary art.
April 11, 2015–July 12, 2015
Galleries 283–285
Five architects look at how new modes of communication have influenced the ways in which ideas are constructed and communicated in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.
Five architects look at how new modes of communication have influenced the ways in which ideas are constructed and communicated in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.
March 21, 2015–July 5, 2015
Gallery 24
This exhibition explores the designs of architect Milton Schwartz, whose midcentury high-rises, hotels, and restaurants helped to shape modern American skylines from Chicago to Las Vegas.
This exhibition explores the designs of architect Milton Schwartz, whose midcentury high-rises, hotels, and restaurants helped to shape modern American skylines from Chicago to Las Vegas.
April 25, 2015–June 28, 2015
Gallery 109
Highlights from the museum's Korean painting collection demonstrate the various meanings these artworks carried—from simple wishes for fortune to representations of scholarly ideals.
Highlights from the museum's Korean painting collection demonstrate the various meanings these artworks carried—from simple wishes for fortune to representations of scholarly ideals.
March 17, 2015–June 21, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: March 15–16
Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.
Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.
April 4, 2015–June 21, 2015
Gallery 107
This first collaboration between the departments of Prints and Drawings and Asian Art brings together works from both collections to explore the printed traditions fostered by devotional practices.
This first collaboration between the departments of Prints and Drawings and Asian Art brings together works from both collections to explore the printed traditions fostered by devotional practices.
May 19, 2014–June 14, 2015
Gallery 201
Newly cleaned, conserved, and dramatically transformed, this world-famous icon of the Art Institute’s celebrated Impressionist collection returns to the galleries.
Newly cleaned, conserved, and dramatically transformed, this world-famous icon of the Art Institute’s celebrated Impressionist collection returns to the galleries.