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Upcoming Exhibitions

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 7, 2015–October 4, 2015
Gallery 186
Accompanying "Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997–2014," Ray’s only completed film to date stars artist Frances Stark modeling 100 outfits designed and crudely assembled by Ray.
Accompanying "Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997–2014," Ray’s only completed film to date stars artist Frances Stark modeling 100 outfits designed and crudely assembled by Ray.
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.
September 26, 2015–Spring 2016
Ryan Education Center
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation in our interactive gallery offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form...
Inspired by the wide-ranging approach of architect David Adjaye, this installation in our interactive gallery offers a hands-on exploration of how architects use building materials to create form...
October 1, 2015–May 2016
Gallery 286
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
This exhibition is an ongoing research project that looks at the influence of architecture and design exhibitions years after their closing.
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.
February 14, 2016–May 8, 2016
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: February 12–13
This exhibition reunites the Art Institute’s "The Bedroom" with the two other versions of Van Gogh’s beloved painting for the first time in 126 years.
This exhibition reunites the Art Institute’s "The Bedroom" with the two other versions of Van Gogh’s beloved painting for the first time in 126 years.
March 5, 2016–August 7, 2016
Galleries 124–127
In the last decade of his life, acclaimed painter Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) began a printmaking project that would change the conventions of portraiture.
In the last decade of his life, acclaimed painter Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) began a printmaking project that would change the conventions of portraiture.