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Upcoming Exhibitions

October 2, 2016–January 3, 2017
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: September 30–October 1
The first retrospective of Moholy-Nagy in the United States in nearly 50 years traces the career of a multimedia artist who was always ahead of his time.
The first retrospective of Moholy-Nagy in the United States in nearly 50 years traces the career of a multimedia artist who was always ahead of his time.
October 13, 2016–April 23, 2017
Bluhm Family Terrace
For his first installation in Chicago, sculptor Richard Nonas uses materials usually reserved for demarcating space in a large-scale composition that alters and expands our sense of place.
For his first installation in Chicago, sculptor Richard Nonas uses materials usually reserved for demarcating space in a large-scale composition that alters and expands our sense of place.
October 21, 2016–March 19, 2017
Galleries 57–59
Featuring 44 velvets from the 19th century to the present, this exhibition examines the effects of industry on the design and production of a fabric long associated with status and luxury.
Featuring 44 velvets from the 19th century to the present, this exhibition examines the effects of industry on the design and production of a fabric long associated with status and luxury.
October 27, 2016–January 16, 2017
Galleries 182–184
The first American museum exhibition devoted to this contemporary South African artist demonstrates the artist’s masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling.
The first American museum exhibition devoted to this contemporary South African artist demonstrates the artist’s masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling.
November 1, 2016–January 1, 2017
Gallery 186
Five video works by Andrea Fraser demonstrate why she is a pioneer of critical reflection on the art world and its institutions.
Five video works by Andrea Fraser demonstrate why she is a pioneer of critical reflection on the art world and its institutions.
November 12, 2016–January 29, 2017
Gallery 107
Spanning nearly 250 years, this selection of prints showcases the simple and striking use of dark ink on paper from the years before color printing.
Spanning nearly 250 years, this selection of prints showcases the simple and striking use of dark ink on paper from the years before color printing.
November 18, 2016–December 31, 2016
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with an even more extravagant display in the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period.
The beloved decorating tradition is back, with an even more extravagant display in the English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period.
November 22, 2016–December 31, 2016
Gallery 209
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples—returns once again this holiday season.
Our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—one of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples—returns once again this holiday season.
December 17, 2016–June 25, 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.
January 28, 2017–April 30, 2017
Galleries 1–4, 10, and 188
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
February 18, 2017–May 7, 2017
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: February 16–17
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.