Exhibitions

Through September 3, 2018
Member Preview: June 7
Galleries 182–84
Through September 9, 2018
Regenstein Hall
Member Preview: June 21, 2018
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
The first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home traces the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living.
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 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.
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.
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 August 5, 2018
Gallery 186
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
Smith employed a cinema verité–like style to capture the Rich South High School marching band performance of an experimental composition by pioneering composer and performer Sun Ra.
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.
Through July 5, 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 through 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 through 16th...