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Past Exhibition in 2015

October 1, 2015–August 14, 2016
Gallery 286
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
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.
October 8, 2015–April 20, 2016
Bluhm Family Terrace
The first work by von Rydingsvard to be displayed at the Art Institute, this nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture is a commanding yet delicate form that manages to be monumental in both scale and detail.
The first work by von Rydingsvard to be displayed at the Art Institute, this nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture is a commanding yet delicate form that manages to be monumental in both scale and detail.
October 31, 2015–March 27, 2016
Galleries 1–2
Examining how 19th-century photographs influenced Pictorialism, this exhibition ultimately shows Stieglitz and his circle in the context of a changing photographic history.
Examining how 19th-century photographs influenced Pictorialism, this exhibition ultimately shows Stieglitz and his circle in the context of a changing photographic history.
November 10, 2015–March 27, 2016
Gallery 24
An integral part of the historic plan’s enduring influence, Jules Guérin’s monumental watercolors constitute a powerful pictorial narrative about the nature and goals of urban change.
An integral part of the historic plan’s enduring influence, Jules Guérin’s monumental watercolors constitute a powerful pictorial narrative about the nature and goals of urban change.
October 17, 2015–March 27, 2016
Gallery 107
This exhibition features the most ephemeral of all Japanese prints: fans with printed images of popular kabuki actors, beauties, and landscapes.
This exhibition features the most ephemeral of all Japanese prints: fans with printed images of popular kabuki actors, beauties, and landscapes.
August 21, 2015–February 28, 2016
Galleries 57–59
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
July 1, 2015–February 21, 2016
Gallery 240
Two exceptional loans join works from the Art Institute’s rich collection in this focused exhibition exploring the artist’s career-long fascination with the figure in motion.
Two exceptional loans join works from the Art Institute’s rich collection in this focused exhibition exploring the artist’s career-long fascination with the figure in motion.
July 31, 2015–February 15, 2016
Galleries 150 and 154
This collaboration between the departments of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Prints and Drawings uses the figure of Dionysos to explore early printmakers’ responses to Classical antiquity.
This collaboration between the departments of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Prints and Drawings uses the figure of Dionysos to explore early printmakers’ responses to Classical antiquity.
October 17, 2015–February 14, 2016
Galleries 124–127
Featuring nearly 120 objects by artists who studied at SAIC, this exhibition showcases work by some of the most illustrious SAIC alumni as well as some whose tenures have been overlooked.
Featuring nearly 120 objects by artists who studied at SAIC, this exhibition showcases work by some of the most illustrious SAIC alumni as well as some whose tenures have been overlooked.