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Past Exhibitions

April 21, 2017–September 17, 2017
Galleries 57–59
This presentation explores the richly patterned wax-resist textiles known as batiks, their flourishing in the Indonesian island of Java, and their many inspirations and functions.
This presentation explores the richly patterned wax-resist textiles known as batiks, their flourishing in the Indonesian island of Java, and their many inspirations and functions.
Through Fall 2017
Interactive Gallery, Ryan Learning Center
Get inspired to redecorate a life-sized Thorne Room or to create your own miniature space in this interactive family exhibition.
Get inspired to redecorate a life-sized Thorne Room or to create your own miniature space in this interactive family exhibition.
June 25, 2017–September 10, 2017
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 22–24
This exhibition is the most in-depth examination to date of the artist’s radical experiments in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and furniture design.
This exhibition is the most in-depth examination to date of the artist’s radical experiments in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and furniture design.
June 29, 2017–September 4, 2017
Galleries 182–184
This exhibition examines the recent work of Helena Almeida as she engages in an experimental choreography, exploring the body's malleability.
This exhibition examines the recent work of Helena Almeida as she engages in an experimental choreography, exploring the body's malleability.
May 7, 2017–August 20, 2017
Gallery 134
This intimate installation examines the experimental brushwork and ink applications of two innovative Chinese painters.
This intimate installation examines the experimental brushwork and ink applications of two innovative Chinese painters.
May 14–25: Pop-up exhibition / May 27–August 20: Exhibition*
Gallery 188
This display of Frank’s book "Partida" is complemented by selections from the artist’s gift to the museum in 2000, works that are more personal than the contents of "The Americans."
This display of Frank’s book "Partida" is complemented by selections from the artist’s gift to the museum in 2000, works that are more personal than the contents of "The Americans."
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.