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Past Exhibitions

April 22, 2017–July 23, 2017
Gallery 107
This exhibition comprises Japanese prints purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition that Wright designed for the Art Institute, and drawings by Prairie School members.
This exhibition comprises Japanese prints purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition that Wright designed for the Art Institute, and drawings by Prairie School members.
April 25, 2017–July 10, 2017
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
This exhibition explores the work of architect Bruce Goff in the Chicago area, focusing on a formative period between 1934 and 1942 when he lived in the city.
This exhibition explores the work of architect Bruce Goff in the Chicago area, focusing on a formative period between 1934 and 1942 when he lived in the city.
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.
March 30, 2017–July 9, 2017
Gallery 186 and Gallery 289
This major survey of the work of Chinese artist Zhang Peili traces his practice from his earliest experiments with video in the late 1980s to new digital formats in the 2000s.
This major survey of the work of Chinese artist Zhang Peili traces his practice from his earliest experiments with video in the late 1980s to new digital formats in the 2000s.
Now Extended through June 11, 2017
Gallery 272
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
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.
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February 23, 2017–June 4, 2017
Galleries 182–184
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
February 18, 2017–May 7, 2017
Galleries 125–127
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
February 18, 2017–May 7, 2017
Regenstein Hall
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The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
January 14, 2017–April 30, 2017
Gallery 134
This focused presentation of 17th- and 18th-century Chinese handscrolls examines the many meanings images of plants and animals could convey.
This focused presentation of 17th- and 18th-century Chinese handscrolls examines the many meanings images of plants and animals could convey.