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October 26, 2014January 11, 2015
Galleries 283–285
Member Preview: October 25, 10:30–5:00
This exhibition explores the emergence of new photographic and cinematic depictions of American cities, from the art world to the pages of popular magazines.
This exhibition explores the emergence of new photographic and cinematic depictions of American cities, from the art world to the pages of popular magazines.
November 1, 2014February 1, 2015
Galleries 124–127
Over 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship from the collection of Jean and Steven Goldman are on view to the public for the first time.
Over 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship from the collection of Jean and Steven Goldman are on view to the public for the first time.
November 1, 2014April 12, 2015
Galleries 2–3
Welling’s debut series, "Diary/Landscapes" (1977–86) is both a beautiful and moving meditation on family, history, memory, and place, and a significant emblem of the Pictures Generation.
Welling’s debut series, "Diary/Landscapes" (1977–86) is both a beautiful and moving meditation on family, history, memory, and place, and a significant emblem of the Pictures Generation.
November 11, 2014
Galleries 212 and 212A
Paintings and drawings from viceregal South America introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Paintings and drawings from viceregal South America introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
November 11, 2014March 15, 2015
Gallery 294
This exhibition showcases Riley's bold, rhythmic abstractions, including an emblematic early canvas, two of her iconic “stripe” paintings, and the only sculpture she ever created.
This exhibition showcases Riley's bold, rhythmic abstractions, including an emblematic early canvas, two of her iconic “stripe” paintings, and the only sculpture she ever created.
November 19, 2014
Gallery 50
For the first time in years, the Art Institute is able to tell the complex story of Islamic cultural production with new galleries devoted to Islamic art.
For the first time in years, the Art Institute is able to tell the complex story of Islamic cultural production with new galleries devoted to Islamic art.
November 22, 2014January 6, 2015
Gallery 11
The beloved decorating tradition is back—and more festive than ever—with the addition of the traditional Chinese interior set to ring in the Chinese New Year!
The beloved decorating tradition is back—and more festive than ever—with the addition of the traditional Chinese interior set to ring in the Chinese New Year!
November 22, 2014January 6, 2015
Throughout the museum
Family and friends, giving and sharing, making lasting memories and discovering new worlds together—the Art Institute invites you and yours to experience this magical season amid the beauty, the in
Family and friends, giving and sharing, making lasting memories and discovering new worlds together—the Art Institute invites you and yours to experience this magical season amid the beauty, the in
November 22, 2014January 11, 2015
Gallery 209
After debuting last year, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns this holiday season enhanced with newly acquired figures.
After debuting last year, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns this holiday season enhanced with newly acquired figures.
November 23, 2014January 25, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
Meticulously conserved, Ensor’s "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" is on view for the first time in the museum in a major exhibition showcasing the visionary talent of this avant-garde artist.
December 6, 2014June 6, 2015
Ryan Education Center
This interactive installation celebrates the art of puppetry by allowing visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets.
This interactive installation celebrates the art of puppetry by allowing visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets.
January 20, 2015March 23, 2015
Ryerson and Burnham LIbraries (weekdays only)
This exhibition showcases a selection of visionary bindings by Mary Louise Reynolds, an American who became a central figure in the Parisian Surrealist movement.
This exhibition showcases a selection of visionary bindings by Mary Louise Reynolds, an American who became a central figure in the Parisian Surrealist movement.
February 15, 2015May 3, 2015
Galleries 182–184
The first in the Modern Series, this exhibition examines modern art and the rapidly shifting conditions of modernity through the provocative lens of fragmentation.
The first in the Modern Series, this exhibition examines modern art and the rapidly shifting conditions of modernity through the provocative lens of fragmentation.
March 17, 2015June 7, 2015
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: March 15–16
Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of the Emerald Isle during the long 18th century.
Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of the Emerald Isle during the long 18th century.
May 15, 2015October 4, 2015
Galleries 288, 291–299
Member Preview: May 13–14, 2015
The first major exhibition of Charles Ray's work since 1998 includes 18 pieces made between 1997 and 2014, presenting a full range of his most recent achievements.
The first major exhibition of Charles Ray's work since 1998 includes 18 pieces made between 1997 and 2014, presenting a full range of his most recent achievements.
September 19, 2015February 7, 2016
Galleries 182–184, 283–285
The first exhibition devoted to David Adjaye showcases the architect's approach of addressing local concerns through a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism.
The first exhibition devoted to David Adjaye showcases the architect's approach of addressing local concerns through a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism.