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Past Exhibitions

Now Extended through June 11, 2017
Gallery 272
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
October 20, 2016–June 11, 2017
Gallery 286
For this series exploring critical issues within architecture and design, the New York–based group WBYA? presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
For this series exploring critical issues within architecture and design, the New York–based group WBYA? presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
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February 23, 2017–June 4, 2017
Galleries 182–184
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
February 18, 2017–May 7, 2017
Galleries 125–127
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
February 18, 2017–May 7, 2017
Regenstein Hall
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The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
January 14, 2017–April 30, 2017
Gallery 134
This focused presentation of 17th- and 18th-century Chinese handscrolls examines the many meanings images of plants and animals could convey.
This focused presentation of 17th- and 18th-century Chinese handscrolls examines the many meanings images of plants and animals could convey.
January 28, 2017–April 30, 2017
Galleries 1–4 and 10
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
January 28, 2017–April 30, 2017
Gallery 188
This exhibition recreates for the first time Provoke artist’s 1971 installation for the Paris Biennale, in which he covered a 15-meter span with nearly 600 photographs over a weeklong period.
This exhibition recreates for the first time Provoke artist’s 1971 installation for the Paris Biennale, in which he covered a 15-meter span with nearly 600 photographs over a weeklong period.
February 14, 2017–April 24, 2017
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
This exhibition of archivalia is held in conjunction with the opening of The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.
This exhibition of archivalia is held in conjunction with the opening of The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.
November 19, 2016–April 23, 2017
Gallery 24
One of Chicago’s great design stories emerged from the Container Corporation of America (CCA) in the middle of the 20th century.
One of Chicago’s great design stories emerged from the Container Corporation of America (CCA) in the middle of the 20th century.