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Past Exhibition in 2016

January 26, 2016–December 3, 2017
Gallery 168
This selection of more than 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
This selection of more than 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
Through Fall 2017
Interactive Gallery, Ryan Learning Center
Get inspired to redecorate a life-sized Thorne Room or to create your own miniature space in this interactive family exhibition.
Get inspired to redecorate a life-sized Thorne Room or to create your own miniature space in this interactive family exhibition.
December 17, 2016–July 9, 2017
Gallery 285
This exhibition features three provocative episodes or vignettes: the modern chair, the emergence of postmodern design, and contemporary identity systems in graphic design.
This exhibition features three provocative episodes or vignettes: the modern chair, the emergence of postmodern design, and contemporary identity systems in graphic design.
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.
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.
October 13, 2016–April 23, 2017
Bluhm Family Terrace
For his first installation in Chicago, sculptor Richard Nonas uses materials usually reserved for demarcating space in a large-scale composition that alters and expands our sense of place.
For his first installation in Chicago, sculptor Richard Nonas uses materials usually reserved for demarcating space in a large-scale composition that alters and expands our sense of place.
October 21, 2016–March 19, 2017
Galleries 57–59
Featuring 42 velvets from the 19th century to the present, this exhibition examines the effects of industry on the design and production of a fabric long associated with status and luxury.
Featuring 42 velvets from the 19th century to the present, this exhibition examines the effects of industry on the design and production of a fabric long associated with status and luxury.
December 6, 2016–February 13, 2017
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
Exploring art education, free speech, and student life, this exhibition offers a look at the student experience at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from its origin to the present day.
Exploring art education, free speech, and student life, this exhibition offers a look at the student experience at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from its origin to the present day.
November 12, 2016–January 29, 2017
Gallery 107
Spanning nearly 250 years, this selection of prints showcases the simple and striking use of dark ink on paper from the years before color printing.
Spanning nearly 250 years, this selection of prints showcases the simple and striking use of dark ink on paper from the years before color printing.
August 27, 2016–January 29, 2017
Galleries 124–127
This celebration of drawings acquired over the last quarter-century presents works of Swiss, German, and Austrian Romanticism; Belgian Symbolism; French Impressionism; and 20th-century American art.
This celebration of drawings acquired over the last quarter-century presents works of Swiss, German, and Austrian Romanticism; Belgian Symbolism; French Impressionism; and 20th-century American art.