Exhibitions

Through January 6, 2019
Galleries 124–27 and 268–73
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.
Now Open
Galleries 235–239
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
Through December 31, 2018
Gallery 188
This installation by South African artist James Webb features recorded prayers from every faith and spiritual affinity in Chicago.
This installation by South African artist James Webb features recorded prayers from every faith and spiritual affinity in Chicago.
Through January 27, 2019
Griffin Court
Argentine-Swiss artist Vivian Suter presents an installation of large-scale abstract paintings that mirror the surroundings of her own home and studio: the Guatemalan rainforest.
Argentine-Swiss artist Vivian Suter presents an installation of large-scale abstract paintings that mirror the surroundings of her own home and studio: the Guatemalan rainforest.
Through July 14, 2019
Bluhm Family Terrace
This bronze sculpture of a horse skeleton with a bow that displays the market prices of local stock exchanges raises questions about the connections between art, power, money, politics, and business.
This bronze sculpture of a horse skeleton with a bow that displays the market prices of local stock exchanges raises questions about the connections between art, power, money, politics, and business.
Through December 31, 2018
Gallery 186
Rosalind Nashashibi’s film depicts the relationship between artists Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter—mother and daughter—in the connected houses they share in a jungle garden in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Rosalind Nashashibi’s film depicts the relationship between artists Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter—mother and daughter—in the connected houses they share in a jungle garden in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Through January 6, 2019
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 February 3, 2019
Gallery 283
Canadian David Hartt’s photographic series of iconic contemporary buildings explores the dichotomy between the daily experience of a building and the architect’s original design concept.
Canadian David Hartt’s photographic series of iconic contemporary buildings explores the dichotomy between the daily experience of a building and the architect’s original design concept.
Now Open
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.