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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

Several of the Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art (152–154) will be closed September 19–23.

The galleries of Indian art of the Americas and African art (136–137) will be closed Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, as well Sundays, September 18–October 9, until 3:00 p.m., while windows are replaced in adjacent galleries.

The arms and armor galleries (236–237) are currently closed as we expand our display of the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including the arms and armor collection. The new galleries will open in March 2017.

Major Works Temporarily Off View

Grant Wood's American Gothic (1930)
Through summer 2017

Gustave Courbet’s Mére Grégoire (1855 and 1857/59)
Through September 2016

Jacques-Louis David's Madame de Pastoret and Her Son (1791/92)
Through September 2016

Claude Monet's Water Lillies (1906)
Through December 2016

Vasily Kandinsky's Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons) (1913)
Through December 2016

Robert Rauschenberg's Short Circuit (1955)
Through April 2018

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.