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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 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 June 5 when it will be on view in America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

Paul Cézanne's Basket of Apples (about 1883)
Through June 2016

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

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

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.