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Past Exhibitions

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.
February 4, 2017–April 16, 2017
Gallery 107
This exhibition features rarely seen materials from the museum’s collection that illuminate the process of Japanese woodblock printing.
This exhibition features rarely seen materials from the museum’s collection that illuminate the process of Japanese woodblock printing.
January 12, 2017–March 26, 2017
Gallery 186
Three recently acquired videos by artist Rodney McMillian (born 1969) represent the last decade of the artist’s work, exploring themes of class, gender, race, social history, and culture.
Three recently acquired videos by artist Rodney McMillian (born 1969) represent the last decade of the artist’s work, exploring themes of class, gender, race, social history, and culture.
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.
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.