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Upcoming Exhibitions

September 26, 2018–January 6, 2019
Galleries 124–27 and 268–73
The first major exhibition dedicated to the Hairy Who—the self-named group of six Chicago artists—explores how the group's distinct aesthetic transformed the art landscape of Chicago.
The first major exhibition dedicated to the Hairy Who—the self-named group of six Chicago artists—explores how the group's distinct aesthetic transformed the art landscape of Chicago.
September 29, 2018–February 3, 2019
Gallery 283
Canadian David Hartt’s photographic series of iconic contemporary buildings explores the dichotomy between the daily experience of a building and the architect’s original design concept.
Canadian David Hartt’s photographic series of iconic contemporary buildings explores the dichotomy between the daily experience of a building and the architect’s original design concept.
October 5, 2018–July 14, 2019
Bluhm Family Terrace
This bronze sculpture of a horse skeleton with a bow that displays the market prices of local stock exchanges raises questions about the connections between art, power, money, politics, and business.
This bronze sculpture of a horse skeleton with a bow that displays the market prices of local stock exchanges raises questions about the connections between art, power, money, politics, and business.
October 6, 2018–February 10, 2019
Gallery 107
A companion to "Painting the Floating World," this exhibition presents ukiyo-e prints and paintings from the museum’s collection.
A companion to "Painting the Floating World," this exhibition presents ukiyo-e prints and paintings from the museum’s collection.
October 19, 2018–February 17, 2019
Galleries 182–84
Member Preview: October 18
The first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s paintings in the United States in 10 years offers a rare opportunity to experience Abts’s rigorous and distinctive approach to contemporary painting.
The first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s paintings in the United States in 10 years offers a rare opportunity to experience Abts’s rigorous and distinctive approach to contemporary painting.
November 4, 2018–January 27, 2019
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: November 2–3
This comprehensive collection comprises ukiyo-e paintings from the 17th through the 19th century by the most famed artists in Edo (now Tokyo) and beyond, bringing the “floating world” and its...
This comprehensive collection comprises ukiyo-e paintings from the 17th through the 19th century by the most famed artists in Edo (now Tokyo) and beyond, bringing the “floating world” and its...
November 15–18 and November 29–December 2, Thursdays–Saturdays at 7:00 and Sundays at 3:00
Rubloff Auditorium
Eight performances of an experimental restaging of abolitionist and freed black slave William Wells Brown's 1858 play asks difficult questions about gender, family, race, and nation.
Eight performances of an experimental restaging of abolitionist and freed black slave William Wells Brown's 1858 play asks difficult questions about gender, family, race, and nation.
November 17, 2018–January 8, 2019
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with several of the Thorne Miniature Rooms donning their seasonal trimmings.
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with several of the Thorne Miniature Rooms donning their seasonal trimmings.
November 17, 2018–January 6, 2019
Gallery 203
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples outside of Naples—reflects the vitality and artisanship for which the city is still known.
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples outside of Naples—reflects the vitality and artisanship for which the city is still known.
November 21, 2018–April 28, 2019
Gallery 10
Showcasing the history and conservation of different photographic processes, this exhibition highlights the critical role conservators play in preserving the museum’s photography collection.
Showcasing the history and conservation of different photographic processes, this exhibition highlights the critical role conservators play in preserving the museum’s photography collection.