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Past Exhibitions

February 25, 2018–July 5, 2018
Griffin Court
This installation brings together five of the contemporary Chinese artist’s Plexiglas panels, or "calligraphic paintings"—color-infused abstractions of well-known poems from the 8th through 16th...
This installation brings together five of the contemporary Chinese artist’s Plexiglas panels, or "calligraphic paintings"—color-infused abstractions of well-known poems from the 8th through 16th...
April 14, 2018–July 1, 2018
Gallery 107
The often haunting portrait prints of Onchi Kōshirō and Saitō Kiyoshi highlight the midcentury sōsaku hanga movement.
The often haunting portrait prints of Onchi Kōshirō and Saitō Kiyoshi highlight the midcentury sōsaku hanga movement.
February 1, 2018–June 24, 2018
Galleries 101, 108–9, 130, 132, and 134–35
Created for the Art Institute, this installation of a set of painted pillars and a number of monumental landscape paintings transports viewers to a natural and mystical realm.
Created for the Art Institute, this installation of a set of painted pillars and a number of monumental landscape paintings transports viewers to a natural and mystical realm.
April 10, 2018–June 15, 2018
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
Selections from author and historian David Garrard Lowe’s recent gift of rare historic photographs, many previously unpublished, offer a picture of a “lost” Chicago.
Selections from author and historian David Garrard Lowe’s recent gift of rare historic photographs, many previously unpublished, offer a picture of a “lost” Chicago.
January 27, 2018–May 28, 2018
Galleries 204–204A
Nearly 30 manuscript illuminations present a fascinating microcosm of medieval Europe—from the sacred context of the great Gothic cathedrals to the cosmopolitan culture of the sunlit Italian courts.
Nearly 30 manuscript illuminations present a fascinating microcosm of medieval Europe—from the sacred context of the great Gothic cathedrals to the cosmopolitan culture of the sunlit Italian courts.
February 25, 2018–May 13, 2018
Regenstein Hall
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Featuring over 180 objects in various media, this exhibition is the first to study in depth the tradition of collecting ancient Chinese bronzes, offering a new understanding of these revered objects...
Featuring over 180 objects in various media, this exhibition is the first to study in depth the tradition of collecting ancient Chinese bronzes, offering a new understanding of these revered objects...
February 8, 2018–April 29, 2018
Galleries 182–84
This ongoing drawing and embroidery series collects histories and personal experiences that continue to emerge from the current humanitarian and political crises in Syria and the Middle East.
This ongoing drawing and embroidery series collects histories and personal experiences that continue to emerge from the current humanitarian and political crises in Syria and the Middle East.
November 18, 2017–April 22, 2018
Gallery 1
This exhibition presents five series—from the 1870s to the present—that exemplify the power of clothing to shape identities in front of the camera.
This exhibition presents five series—from the 1870s to the present—that exemplify the power of clothing to shape identities in front of the camera.
October 26, 2017–April 15, 2018
Bluhm Family Terrace
This new series of bronze and ceramic sculptures by British artist Andrew Lord was inspired by 19th- and 20th-century paintings that portray time passing and the fragility of the human condition.
This new series of bronze and ceramic sculptures by British artist Andrew Lord was inspired by 19th- and 20th-century paintings that portray time passing and the fragility of the human condition.
February 3, 2018–April 15, 2018
Galleries 186 and 188
This exhibition pairs two immersive installations by Algerian-born French artist Philippe Parreno that explore how humans and objects interact to create a social relationship.
This exhibition pairs two immersive installations by Algerian-born French artist Philippe Parreno that explore how humans and objects interact to create a social relationship.