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Past Exhibitions

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.
October 3, 2016–January 8, 2017
Gallery 134
This intimate exhibition examines the ways that Chinese painters since the late 13th century have reinterpreted techniques established by earlier masters in imaginative new ways.
This intimate exhibition examines the ways that Chinese painters since the late 13th century have reinterpreted techniques established by earlier masters in imaginative new ways.
November 18, 2016–January 8, 2017
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with an even more extravagant display in the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period.
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with an even more extravagant display in the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period.
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.