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Past Exhibitions

August 31, 2017–December 3, 2017
Gallery 134
This focused installation of premodern Chinese handscrolls examines the format's unique capacity for storytelling through panoramic and sequential paintings.
This focused installation of premodern Chinese handscrolls examines the format's unique capacity for storytelling through panoramic and sequential paintings.
January 26, 2016–December 3, 2017
Gallery 168
This selection of more than 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
This selection of more than 20 Shaker objects made in the late 18th and 19th centuries exemplifies the craftsmanship synonymous with the influential utopian religious community.
September 26, 2017–November 20, 2017 (weekdays only)
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
From its inception in 1936, the 27 Chicago Designers group was committed to promoting the work of its members—typographers, illustrators, photographers, and designers.
From its inception in 1936, the 27 Chicago Designers group was committed to promoting the work of its members—typographers, illustrators, photographers, and designers.
May 27, 2017–October 29, 2017
Galleries 125–127
As a cartoonist and independent artist, Saul Steinberg crafted a rich and ever-evolving idiom, giving graphic definition to the postwar age.
As a cartoonist and independent artist, Saul Steinberg crafted a rich and ever-evolving idiom, giving graphic definition to the postwar age.
May 27, 2017–October 29, 2017
Gallery 124
In this series of 57 drawings, Cauleen Smith proposes a new canon of humanistic literacy that is both personal and idiosyncratic.
In this series of 57 drawings, Cauleen Smith proposes a new canon of humanistic literacy that is both personal and idiosyncratic.
May 24, 2017–October 29, 2017
Galleries 1–4 and 10
As one of only a handful of American curators specializing in photography at that time, Hugh Edwards helped shape the field in Chicago and across the country.
As one of only a handful of American curators specializing in photography at that time, Hugh Edwards helped shape the field in Chicago and across the country.
April 27, 2017–October 15, 2017
Bluhm Family Terrace
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.
July 29, 2017–October 8, 2017
Gallery 107
These works from the permanent collection demonstrate the many ways Japanese print designers capture the night in print.
These works from the permanent collection demonstrate the many ways Japanese print designers capture the night in print.
July 20, 2017–October 1, 2017
Gallery 186
Steve McQueen structures 13 hours of FBI files on Paul Robeson in the manner of the rolling credits at the conclusion of a feature film.
Steve McQueen structures 13 hours of FBI files on Paul Robeson in the manner of the rolling credits at the conclusion of a feature film.
July 11, 2017–September 25, 2017
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
Featuring architectural treatises and publications from the 16th to18th century, this exhibition explores the work of Jesuit architect, painter, and scenographer Andrea Pozzo.
Featuring architectural treatises and publications from the 16th to18th century, this exhibition explores the work of Jesuit architect, painter, and scenographer Andrea Pozzo.