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Upcoming Exhibitions

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.
April 21, 2017–September 21, 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.
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 27, 2017–October 15, 2017
Bluhm Family Terrace
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.
May 11, 2017–August 25, 2017
Gallery 188
This exhibition of photographer Robert Frank's work opens with a pop-up presentation and “full-career” retrospective. On May 26, the pop-up elements will be replaced with works chosen from the...
This exhibition of photographer Robert Frank's work opens with a pop-up presentation and “full-career” retrospective. On May 26, the pop-up elements will be replaced with works chosen from the...
May 24, 2017–October 29, 2017
Galleries 1–4 and 10
As one of only a handful of American curators specializing in photography at that time, Hugh Edwards helped shape the field in Chicago and across the country.
As one of only a handful of American curators specializing in photography at that time, Hugh Edwards helped shape the field in Chicago and across the country.
May 27, 2017–October 29, 2017
Gallery 124
In this series of 57 drawings, Cauleen Smith proposes a new canon of humanistic literacy that is both personal and idiosyncratic.
In this series of 57 drawings, Cauleen Smith proposes a new canon of humanistic literacy that is both personal and idiosyncratic.
May 27, 2017–October 29, 2017
Galleries 125–127
As a cartoonist and independent artist, Saul Steinberg crafted a rich and ever-evolving idiom, giving graphic definition to the postwar age.
As a cartoonist and independent artist, Saul Steinberg crafted a rich and ever-evolving idiom, giving graphic definition to the postwar age.
June 25, 2017–September 10, 2017
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This exhibition is the first to examine the artist’s radical experiments in the applied arts, underscoring his achievements not only as a painter, but also as a sculptor, printmaker, and decorator.
This exhibition is the first to examine the artist’s radical experiments in the applied arts, underscoring his achievements not only as a painter, but also as a sculptor, printmaker, and decorator.
June 29, 2017–September 4, 2017
Galleries 182–184
This exhibition examines the recent work of Helen Almeida as she engages in an experimental choreography, exploring the body's malleability.
This exhibition examines the recent work of Helen Almeida as she engages in an experimental choreography, exploring the body's malleability.