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Collection Updates

The Art Institute is an active lending institution that is additionally always trying to improve the experience of visitors. Periodically some galleries may be closed and works of art may be on loan to institutions around the globe. To ensure that your visit meets your expectations, please check the updates below.

Gallery Closures

The Art Institute's textile galleries are currently closed and will reopen in mid-June.

New Islamic art galleries will open in fall 2014.


Artworks off View

Lucian Freud's Sunny Morning—Eight Legs (1997)
Through May 2014

René Magritte's Time Transfixed (1938), On the Threshold of Liberty (1937), and The Eye (1932/35)
Through June 24, 2014, when they will be on view in Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

James MacNeill Whistler's Grey and Silver: Old Battersea Reach (1863)
Through late August 2014

Vincent van Gogh's Madame Roulin Rocking the Cradle (La Berceuse) (1889)
Through June 2014

Archibald Motley's Nightlife (1943)
Through late September 2014

Camille Pissarro's Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook (1894/95)
Mid-October 2013–late May 2014

Ellsworth Kelly's Tableau Vert (1952)
Mid-November 2014–late February 2015

If there is a particular artwork you're hoping to see on your visit, please check our online collection to make sure it is currently on view.