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Library Exhibitions

A Picturesque Ideal: The Art of Landscape and Garden Design

March 24, 2015–May 18, 2015
On view


Decidedly Surreal: The Bindings of Mary Louise Reynolds

January 20–March 23, 2015
Online exhibit coming soon


The Comic Art and Architecture of Chris Ware

November 11, 2014–January 19, 2015


De ou par René Magritte: Art in Belgium, 1920-1975

September 2–November 10, 2014


Around the World in Travel Sketches

June 17–September 1, 2014


Hired Hand

April 8–June 16, 2014


The Czech Avant-Garde Book

January 28–April 7, 2014


Devouring Books

November 19, 2013–January 27, 2014


What Vincent Saw

September 10–November 18, 2013


Fashion Plates: 19th Century Fashion Illustrations

July 2–September 9, 2013


1913: The Art Institute at the Time of the Armory Show

April 23–July 1, 2013
Related: The Armory Show


The Mark of Modernism: Published Picasso

February 12–April 22, 2013


New Books

December 4, 2012–February 11, 2013 


Burnham Library Centennial

September 25–December 3, 2012 


Modern Inkers

July 17–September 24, 2012 


In Succession: Contemporary Artists' Periodicals

May 8–July 16, 2012 


Beauty and the Book: 19th- and Early 20th-Century Folios on the Decorative Arts

February 28–May 7, 2012 


Irving Penn Archives

2012


Rough, Blurred, and Out of Focus: Provoke Magazine and Postwar Japanese Photography

January 2–February 27, 2012


Architecture for Urbanism: Selections from the Bertrand Goldberg Archive

November 1, 2011–January 2, 2012


Design Inspiration: 19th-Century American Builders' Manuals and Pattern Books

September 6–November 1, 2011


Making History: Women of the Art Institute

July 5–September 5, 2011


Caricatures from the World's Columbian Exposition

May 10–July 1, 2011


Paper Architecture: Visionary Structures on the Printed Page

January 18–March 15, 2011 


Chicago: Lost & Found

April 13–June 15, 2010


Chicago Looks Ahead: 100 Years of Planning, 1909–2009

September 29–December 1, 2010


Without Bounds or Limits: An Online Exhibition of the Plan of Chicago

2009


Copyright Law: Publishing Art and the Public Domain

April 15–June 10, 2008