The shows listed are special exhibitions, either selections from the Art Institute’s own collections, collections owned by other institutions or individuals temporarily on display at the Art Institute, or combinations of both. Rotations or new installations of the museum’s permanent collections are not included in this listing, however catalogues featuring these permanent collections are available in the archives.
An attempt was made to record the actual running dates of the exhibitions, based on a variety of archival sources. These dates may not always correspond with the dates printed in the catalogues, due to delayed openings, extended runs of the shows, cancellations or other changes after the catalogues were printed.
If no catalogue was printed for an exhibition, other relevant material may be available, such as checklists, invitations or prospecti, and photographs.
The number listed under the heading "Catalogues" refers only to the number of catalogues physically present in the archives department. Additional copies may be available in the Ryerson Library holdings. The information given in the column "Photographs" refers to Exhibition History Photograph Files which are available in the archives.
This listing is updated periodically, when new material or information is received in the Archives Department. Last update: November 21, 2007.
1 hour 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality, endemic racism, and the failed promise of freedom and prosperity for all of its citizens. While McMillian's work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
See Rodney McMillian: a great society on view in the Modern Wing through March 26.
3 hours 24 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member
Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.
Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.
4 hours 51 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions
For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century Shanghai.