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Upcoming Exhibitions

August 4, 2015–October 13, 2015
Trade literature—also known as trade, manufacturers’, or commercial catalogs—has been an indispensable tool of the architecture and design profession ever since its popularization in the late 19th
Trade literature—also known as trade, manufacturers’, or commercial catalogs—has been an indispensable tool of the architecture and design profession ever since its popularization in the late 19th
August 21, 2015–Late January 2016
Galleries 57–59
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
The first exhibition at the Art Institute to feature the museum’s impressive collection of kesa, this presentation highlights both the range and exquisite intricacy of these textiles.
September 5, 2015–January 10, 2016
Galleries 188–189
The first exhibition in this series presents the work of Deana Lawson, whose photographs investigate black culture and how individuals claim their identities within it.
The first exhibition in this series presents the work of Deana Lawson, whose photographs investigate black culture and how individuals claim their identities within it.
September 13, 2015–January 3, 2016
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: September 12, 10:30–5:00
The first U.S. presentation of the art and aesthetics of the Pushtimarg sect of Hinduism, this exhibition features over 100 paintings and pichvais celebrating Shrinathji, a form of Krishna.
The first U.S. presentation of the art and aesthetics of the Pushtimarg sect of Hinduism, this exhibition features over 100 paintings and pichvais celebrating Shrinathji, a form of Krishna.
September 19, 2015–January 3, 2016
Galleries 182–184, 283–285
This first comprehensive museum survey devoted to Adjaye showcases his approach of addressing local concerns through a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism.
This first comprehensive museum survey devoted to Adjaye showcases his approach of addressing local concerns through a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism.
October 8, 2015–April 24, 2016
Bluhm Family Terrace
The first work by von Rydingsvard to be displayed at the Art Institute, this nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture is a commanding yet delicate form that manages to be monumental in both scale and detail.
The first work by von Rydingsvard to be displayed at the Art Institute, this nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture is a commanding yet delicate form that manages to be monumental in both scale and detail.
October 17, 2015–February 14, 2016
Galleries 124–127
Featuring nearly 120 objects by artists who studied at SAIC, this exhibition showcases work by some of the most illustrious SAIC alumni as well as some whose tenures have been overlooked.
Featuring nearly 120 objects by artists who studied at SAIC, this exhibition showcases work by some of the most illustrious SAIC alumni as well as some whose tenures have been overlooked.
October 31, 2015–March 13, 2016
Galleries 1–2
Examining how 19th-century photographs influenced Pictorialism, this exhibition ultimately shows Stieglitz and his circle in the context of a changing photographic history.
Examining how 19th-century photographs influenced Pictorialism, this exhibition ultimately shows Stieglitz and his circle in the context of a changing photographic history.