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Past Exhibitions

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.
September 27–December 5, 2016 (weekdays only)
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Concurrent to the Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition features books on artists highlighting experimental photography's collaborations with light and time.
Concurrent to the Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition features books on artists highlighting experimental photography's collaborations with light and time.
May 4, 2016–November 6, 2016
Galleries 202A–205A
This focused installation examines the famously dissolute and fabulously attired German mercenaries known as Landsknechte through arms, armor, and works on paper depicting the soldiers in action.
This focused installation examines the famously dissolute and fabulously attired German mercenaries known as Landsknechte through arms, armor, and works on paper depicting the soldiers in action.
June 25, 2016–November 6, 2016
Gallery 107
A first for the Art Institute’s Japanese print gallery, this exhibition of maps showcases an important facet of Japanese printmaking through a range of maps depicting both known and spiritual lands.
A first for the Art Institute’s Japanese print gallery, this exhibition of maps showcases an important facet of Japanese printmaking through a range of maps depicting both known and spiritual lands.
June 24, 2016–October 23, 2016
Gallery 186
Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s 2013–14 video features Brooklyn-based band the National performing its three-and-a-half minute ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours.
Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s 2013–14 video features Brooklyn-based band the National performing its three-and-a-half minute ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours.
July 2, 2016–October 16, 2016
Gallery 24
Drawings and plans for Mies van der Rohe's expansion to IIT's campus offer a view of this masterwork of modern architecture and planning in process.
Drawings and plans for Mies van der Rohe's expansion to IIT's campus offer a view of this masterwork of modern architecture and planning in process.
April 11, 2016–October 10, 2016
Gallery 219A
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henry Fuseli.
Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three engravings of Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henry Fuseli.