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Past Exhibition in 2016

October 27, 2016–January 16, 2017
Galleries 182–184
The first American museum exhibition devoted to this contemporary South African artist demonstrates the artist’s masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling.
The first American museum exhibition devoted to this contemporary South African artist demonstrates the artist’s masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling.
September 3, 2016–January 10, 2017
Galleries 1–4
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers an overview of his career and methods in photomontage.
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers an overview of his career and methods in photomontage.
July 15, 2016–January 10, 2017
Gallery 220A
Featuring works by Delacroix, Barye, Andrieu, and others, this focused installation explores copying in lion- and tiger-obsessed Paris in many forms: drawing, painting, printing, and sculpting.
Featuring works by Delacroix, Barye, Andrieu, and others, this focused installation explores copying in lion- and tiger-obsessed Paris in many forms: drawing, painting, printing, and sculpting.
October 3, 2016–January 8, 2017
Gallery 134
This intimate exhibition examines the ways that Chinese painters since the late 13th century have reinterpreted techniques established by earlier masters in imaginative new ways.
This intimate exhibition examines the ways that Chinese painters since the late 13th century have reinterpreted techniques established by earlier masters in imaginative new ways.
November 18, 2016–January 8, 2017
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with an even more extravagant display in the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period.
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with an even more extravagant display in the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period.
November 22, 2016–January 8, 2017
The Art Institute warmly invites you and yours to celebrate the season among the beauty, inspiration, and wonder of art.
The Art Institute warmly invites you and yours to celebrate the season among the beauty, inspiration, and wonder of art.
November 22, 2016–January 8, 2017
Gallery 209
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples—returns once again this holiday season.
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples—returns once again this holiday season.
October 2, 2016–January 3, 2017
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: September 30–October 1
The first retrospective of Moholy-Nagy in the United States in nearly 50 years traces the career of a multimedia artist who was always ahead of his time.
The first retrospective of Moholy-Nagy in the United States in nearly 50 years traces the career of a multimedia artist who was always ahead of his time.
September 10, 2016–January 2, 2017
Gallery 188
A companion to the concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition of contemporary work examines the influence the artist had on the field of photography.
A companion to the concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition of contemporary work examines the influence the artist had on the field of photography.
November 1, 2016–January 2, 2017
Gallery 186
Five video works by Andrea Fraser demonstrate why she is a pioneer of critical reflection on the art world and its institutions.
Five video works by Andrea Fraser demonstrate why she is a pioneer of critical reflection on the art world and its institutions.