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Past Exhibitions

November 9, 2014March 30, 2015
Bluhm Family Terrace
Schütte's large-scale figure of a woman plays with the conventions of the classic female nude, both eulogizing and undermining the traditional iconographic vocabulary.
Schütte's large-scale figure of a woman plays with the conventions of the classic female nude, both eulogizing and undermining the traditional iconographic vocabulary.
January 9, 2015March 29, 2015
Gallery 107
Various working styles are highlighted in this exhibition devoted to the mysterious Japanese artist Toshusai Sharaku, known only for a 10-month period in 1794–1795 when his work flourished.
Various working styles are highlighted in this exhibition devoted to the mysterious Japanese artist Toshusai Sharaku, known only for a 10-month period in 1794–1795 when his work flourished.
January 20, 2015March 23, 2015
Ryerson and Burnham LIbraries (weekdays only)
This exhibition showcases a selection of visionary bindings by Mary Louise Reynolds, an American who became a central figure in the Parisian Surrealist movement.
This exhibition showcases a selection of visionary bindings by Mary Louise Reynolds, an American who became a central figure in the Parisian Surrealist movement.
November 11, 2014March 8, 2015
Gallery 294
This exhibition showcases Riley's bold, rhythmic abstractions, including an emblematic early canvas, two of her iconic “stripe” paintings, and the only sculpture she ever created.
This exhibition showcases Riley's bold, rhythmic abstractions, including an emblematic early canvas, two of her iconic “stripe” paintings, and the only sculpture she ever created.
October 9, 2014March 8, 2015
Gallery 292
One of only about 30 pénétrables produced by the Venezuelan artist, this immersive work—a forest of shimmering nylon tubes—is on display for the first time since 1986.
One of only about 30 pénétrables produced by the Venezuelan artist, this immersive work—a forest of shimmering nylon tubes—is on display for the first time since 1986.
December 12, 2012March 7, 2015
Gallery 295
This ongoing presentation features outstanding examples of Cy Twombly’s sculpture made between 1948 and 1995.
This ongoing presentation features outstanding examples of Cy Twombly’s sculpture made between 1948 and 1995.
December 5, 2014March 1, 2015
Gallery 134
This installation presents a sampling of Chinese paintings inspired by anecdotes, legends, and imaginary perceptions of distant or spiritual realms.
This installation presents a sampling of Chinese paintings inspired by anecdotes, legends, and imaginary perceptions of distant or spiritual realms.
September 12, 2014March 1, 2015
Gallery 291
This installation pairs one painting and sculptural work by Guyton, both constituted by and carrying with them a prior context.
This installation pairs one painting and sculptural work by Guyton, both constituted by and carrying with them a prior context.
November 1, 2014February 1, 2015
Galleries 124–127
Over 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship from the collection of Jean and Steven Goldman are on view to the public for the first time.
Over 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship from the collection of Jean and Steven Goldman are on view to the public for the first time.
November 23, 2014January 25, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: Saturday, November 22
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.