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Gallery 285
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
A new installation of the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and design works presents the two as an integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.
Through 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.
Through October 28, 2018
Galleries 1–4
Providing a poetic survey of photographers and filmmakers who worked in neighborhoods across the city from the 1950s through the 1970s, this portrait of Chicago speaks to its allure and its brutality.
Providing a poetic survey of photographers and filmmakers who worked in neighborhoods across the city from the 1950s through the 1970s, this portrait of Chicago speaks to its allure and its brutality.
Through September 3, 2018
Galleries 124–27
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
Presenting a lesser-known side of the Abstract Expressionist, this exhibition includes more than 50 prints from the Art Institute’s catalogue of her production at Universal Limited Art Editions.
Through August 19, 2018
Galleries 188–89
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
This exhibition brings together photography and popular music of the West African country to present an immersive experience of a young nation negotiating its various identities.
Through September 30, 2018
Bluhm Family Terrace
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Covering the vertical surfaces in a pink vinyl and her characteristic gold quatrefoil pattern, Judy Ledgerwood’s installation for the terrace activates the otherwise neutral modernist space.
Through 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...
Through October 21, 2018
Galleries 57–59
A wide range of textiles—from the 17th through the 20th century and from across the world—explore the various ways artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythm to create multisensory aesthetics.
A wide range of textiles—from the 17th through the 20th century and from across the world—explore the various ways artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythm to create multisensory aesthetics.
Through May 28, 2018
Galleries 204–204A
Nearly 30 manuscript illuminations present a fascinating microcosm of medieval Europe—from the sacred context of the great Gothic cathedrals to the cosmopolitan culture of the sunlit Italian courts.
Nearly 30 manuscript illuminations present a fascinating microcosm of medieval Europe—from the sacred context of the great Gothic cathedrals to the cosmopolitan culture of the sunlit Italian courts.
Through June 24, 2018
Galleries 101, 108–9, 130, 132, and 134–35
Created for the Art Institute, this installation of a set of painted pillars and a number of monumental landscape paintings transports viewers to a natural and mystical realm.
Created for the Art Institute, this installation of a set of painted pillars and a number of monumental landscape paintings transports viewers to a natural and mystical realm.