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.
5 hours 45 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “The animal’s frightening features—scales, claws, eyes—extend above the surface of the canvas and virtually come alive.”
ARTicle’s Work of the Week gets a new home in our reinstalled galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms, and armor.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists
See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.