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February 25, 2018–May 13, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: February 24
Featuring over 180 objects in various media, this exhibition is the first to study in depth the tradition of collecting ancient Chinese bronzes, offering a new understanding of these revered objects...
Featuring over 180 objects in various media, this exhibition is the first to study in depth the tradition of collecting ancient Chinese bronzes, offering a new understanding of these revered objects...
February 25, 2018–May 13, 2018
Griffin Court
This installation brings together five of the contemporary Chinese artist’s Plexiglas panels, or "calligraphic paintings"—color-infused abstractions of well-known poems from the 8th and 16th...
This installation brings together five of the contemporary Chinese artist’s Plexiglas panels, or "calligraphic paintings"—color-infused abstractions of well-known poems from the 8th and 16th...
March 22, 2018–August 26, 2018
Gallery 283
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
The inaugural installment of the Franke/Herro Design Series, this exhibition presents chairs and stools by British designer Max Lamb, along with photographs, maquettes, tools, and videos illustrating...
April 14, 2018–July 1, 2018
Gallery 107
The often haunting portrait prints of Onchi Kōshirō and Saitō Kiyoshi highlight the midcentury sōsaku hanga movement, which brought new depth and psychological nuance to the tradition of woodblock...
The often haunting portrait prints of Onchi Kōshirō and Saitō Kiyoshi highlight the midcentury sōsaku hanga movement, which brought new depth and psychological nuance to the tradition of woodblock...
April 20, 2018–September 30, 2018
Galleries 124–27
Presenting a lesser-known side of the celebrated Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints by Frankenthaler from the Art Institute’s nearly comprehensive catalogue of her...
Presenting a lesser-known side of the celebrated Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints by Frankenthaler from the Art Institute’s nearly comprehensive catalogue of her...
April 27, 2018–August 19, 2018
Galleries 188–189
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country formerly known as Upper Volta to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its local,...
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country formerly known as Upper Volta to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its local,...
May 4, 2018–August 5, 2018
Gallery 273
More than 30 works from the museum's collection present a focused retrospective of this "master of the macabre," whose work even today retains the power to shock, move, and fascinate.
More than 30 works from the museum's collection present a focused retrospective of this "master of the macabre," whose work even today retains the power to shock, move, and fascinate.
May 12, 2018–October 28, 2018
Galleries 1–4
In his 1951 book Chicago: City on the Make, Nelson Algren offered bittersweet praise for the city: “Once you’ve become a part of this particular patch, you’ll never love another.
In his 1951 book Chicago: City on the Make, Nelson Algren offered bittersweet praise for the city: “Once you’ve become a part of this particular patch, you’ll never love another.
June 8, 2018–September 3, 2018
Galleries 182–84
Member Preview: June 7
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and prints come together to trace Charles White’s four-decade career from his emergence in Chicago through his mature work as artist, activist, and educator.
July 1, 2018–September 30, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 28–30
The first Art Institute exhibition devoted to the beloved American portraitist in more than 30 years explores the connections between Sargent and his patrons, his creative circle, and Chicago.
The first Art Institute exhibition devoted to the beloved American portraitist in more than 30 years explores the connections between Sargent and his patrons, his creative circle, and Chicago.