November 29–January 8 Gallery 209 Featuring over 200 figures, this rare and remarkably preserved 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene—one of the very few and finest examples outside of Naples—makes its Art Institute debut as one of our gifts to the city this holiday season.
November 22–January 8 Gallery 11 The beloved decorating tradition is back—and more festive than ever—with 11 rooms dressed in holiday finery! This year, the 1930s French Library joins the celebration with a tiny taste of Art Deco holiday glamour. Plus, a new long-term loan, a miniature replica of the breakfast room of Frank Lloyd Wright’s William Martin House in Oak Park, will be unveiled for the first time.
November 12–January 27 Regenstein Hall What better time of year to feast your eyes on the rich tradition of food in American art? This exhibition brings together 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century to explore how depictions of food have allowed American artists to both celebrate and critique everything from the national diet to society and politics.
November 29–January 8 Throughout the museum Once again this holiday season we’re presenting the best and brightest new works, including a special loan of Van Gogh’s drawing The Christmas Prayer, as our gifts to the residents of and visitors to Chicago. Pick up a mini-tour at the museum to enjoy them all on your journey through the galleries.
11 hours 16 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
13 hours 39 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.