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.
15 hours 21 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
17 hours 13 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
3 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory