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Exhibition: Cevdet Erek: chiçiçiçichiciçi
02/28/2019–04/21/2019 (more information)
Cevdet Erek
Sketch for chiçiçiçichiciçi, 2018
Sketch for chiçiçiçichiciçi, 2018
Mantle (detail), 100 BC/AD 200
Exhibition: Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes
02/23/2019–06/16/2019 (more information)
Paracas
Mantle (detail), 100 BC/AD 200
Embroidered on a black textile is a human figure holding a pampas cat has a snake-like creature coming from its mouth.
Exhibition: Into the Void: Prints of Lee Bontecou
01/26/2019–05/05/2019 (more information)
Lee Bontecou.
Printed by Donn Steward
Plate III, from Fifth Stone, Sixth Stone, 1967–68
ULAE Collection. © 2018 Lee Bontecou.
Plate III, from Fifth Stone, Sixth Stone, 1967–68
Exhibition: Naeem Mohaiemen: Two Meetings and a Funeral
01/11/2019–03/31/2019 (more information)
Naeem Mohaiemen
Installation view of Naeem Mohaiemen’s Two Meetings and a Funeral, 2017
Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition: Chicago by the Book: Pivotal Works that Changed Chicago
01/14/2019–03/22/2019 (more information)
Frank Randall. Urbana
An illustration of the Art Institute of Chicago. Illustration from History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago
University of Illinois Press, 1949
Untitled #1 (Picket Fence and Farmhouse), from the series Night Coming Tenderly, Black, 2017
Exhibition: Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black
01/11/2019–04/14/2019 (more information)
Dawoud Bey
Untitled #1 (Picket Fence and Farmhouse), from the series Night Coming Tenderly, Black, 2017
Rennie Collection, Vancouver. © Dawoud Bey
Exhibition: Conserving Photographs
11/21/2018–04/28/2019 (more information)
A curator and a conservator examine at two phtographs through a magnifying lamp
A curator and a conservator examine at two phtographs through a magnifying lamp
Gift Horse, 2014
Exhibition: Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
10/05/2018–07/14/2019 (more information)
Hans Haacke
Gift Horse, 2014
© Hans Haacke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
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Mission and History

Mission
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.

Historical Overview
The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879, a critical era in the history of Chicago as civic energies were devoted to rebuilding the metropolis that had been destroyed by the Great Fire of 1871. Its first collections consisting primarily of plaster casts, the Art Institute found its permanent home in 1893, when it moved into a building, constructed jointly with the city of Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition, at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street. That building, its entry flanked by the two famous bronze lions, remains the "front door" of the museum even today. In keeping with the academic origins of the institution, a research library was constructed in 1901; eight major expansions for gallery and administrative space have followed, with the latest being the Modern Wing, which opened in 2009. The permanent collection has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,000 works of art in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art. Together, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago are now internationally recognized as two of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States.

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Exhibitions

Cevdet Erek: chiçiçiçichiciçi
Feb 28–Apr 21, 2019
(more information)

Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes
Feb 23–Jun 16, 2019
(more information)

Into the Void: Prints of Lee Bontecou
Jan 26–May 5, 2019
(more information)

Naeem Mohaiemen: Two Meetings and a Funeral
Jan 11–Mar 31, 2019
(more information)

Chicago by the Book: Pivotal Works that Changed Chicago
Jan 14–Mar 22, 2019
(more information)

Conserving Photographs
Nov 21, 2018–Apr 28, 2019
(more information)

Out of the Retina, Into the Brain: The Art Library of Aaron and Barbara Levine
Nov 17, 2018–Mar 17, 2019
(more information)

Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
October 5, 2018–July 14, 2019
(more information)

Ornamental Traditions: Jewelry from Bukhara
Through June 30, 2019
(more information)

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