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Gallery 285
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
June 22, 2018–September 9, 2018
Regenstein Hall
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The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
June 8, 2018–September 3, 2018
Galleries 182–84
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Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
April 20, 2018–September 3, 2018
Galleries 124–27
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
June 27, 2018–August 31, 2018
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (weekdays only)
From mass-manufactured material to exceptional examples of Egyptian-themed Wedgwood, this installation explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century.
From mass-manufactured material to exceptional examples of Egyptian-themed Wedgwood, this installation explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century.
March 22, 2018–August 26, 2018
Gallery 283
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
May 4, 2018–August 19, 2018
Gallery 186
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
April 27, 2018–August 19, 2018
Galleries 188–89
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
April 21, 2018–August 5, 2018
Gallery 134
This exhibition showcases the wide range of collectible objects depicted in Chinese prints and paintings from the 17th through 20th century.
This exhibition showcases the wide range of collectible objects depicted in Chinese prints and paintings from the 17th through 20th century.
May 4, 2018–August 5, 2018
Gallery 273
More than 30 works from the museum's collection present a focused retrospective of this "master of the macabre," whose work even today retains the power to shock, move, and fascinate.
More than 30 works from the museum's collection present a focused retrospective of this "master of the macabre," whose work even today retains the power to shock, move, and fascinate.