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A curator and a conservator examine at two phtographs through a magnifying lamp
Exhibition: Conserving Photographs
11/21/2018–04/28/2019 (more information)
A curator and a conservator examine at two phtographs through a magnifying lamp
Exhibition: Out of the Retina, Into the Brain: The Art Library of Aaron and Barbara Levine
11/17/2018–05/17/2019 (more information)
Assaf Evron
The Levines’ home, 2018
Courtesy of the artist
The Levines’ home, 2018
E-14: English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period, 1840–70 (detail), about 1937
Exhibition: Holiday Thorne Rooms
11/16/2018–01/07/2019 (more information)
Mrs. James Ward Thorne
E-14: English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period, 1840–70 (detail), about 1937
A photo of the Victorian Thorne Room decorated for the holidays. A small Christmas tree on a table covered in a red cloth is at the center of the image
Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne
Exhibition: Neapolitan Crèche
11/17/2018–01/07*2019 (more information)
Neapolitan Crèche
Hell Courtesan, 1885/89
Exhibition: Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
11/04/2018–01/27/2019 (more information)
Kawanabe Kyōsai
Hell Courtesan, 1885/89
WESTON COLLECTION
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Exhibition: Tomma Abts
10/19/2018–02/17/2019 (more information)
Tomma Abts
Fimme, 2013
Collection of Sascha S. Bauer. © Tomma Abts. Courtesy of greengrassi, London
Fimme, 2013
Fimme, 2013
Exhibition: Ellen Gallagher: Are We Obsidian?
Through 01/10/2019 (more information)
Tomma Abts.
Fimme, 2013
Collection of Sascha S. Bauer. © Tomma Abts. Courtesy of greengrassi, London.
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.
Gift Horse, 2014
A Beauty, early 18th century
Exhibition: Two Floating Worlds: Japanese Prints and Paintings
10/06/2018–02/10/2019 (more information)
Kaigetsudô Doshin
A Beauty, early 18th century
Clarence Buckingham Collection.
Exhibition: Hairy Who? 1966–1969
09/26/2018–01/06/2019 (more information)
Karl Wirsum
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1968
The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund. © Karl Wirsum
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1968
Famous Artists from Chicago, 1970
Exhibition: I'll Show You! Posters and Promos from Chicago's Famous Artists
09/04/2018–01/07/2019 (more information)
Roger Brown
Famous Artists from Chicago, 1970
Gift of Gladys Nilsson and Jim Nutt
Exhibition: Vivian Suter: el bosque interior
08/25/2018–01/27/2019 (more information)
Vivian Suter
Untitled, n.d.
Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition:  Vivian Suter: el bosque interior
Still from Vivian's Garden, 2017
Exhibition: Rosalind Nashashibi: Vivian's Garden
08/23/2018–12/31/2018 (more information)
Rosalind Nashashibi
Still from Vivian's Garden, 2017
Purchase consideration
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Exhibition: Ornamental Traditions: Jewelry from Bukhara
Through 06/30/2019 (more information)
Pair of Earrings with Birds, late 19th century. Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Promised gift of Barbara and David Kipper
Pair of Earrings with Birds, late 19th century. Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Altamira Residence (Rosario, Argentina), Rafael Iglesia from Seven Portraits (Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Pin-Up Fall Winter 2014/15 Supplement), 2018
Exhibition: My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt
09/29/2018–02/03/2019 (more information)
David Hartt (Canadian, born 1967)
Altamira Residence (Rosario, Argentina), Rafael Iglesia from Seven Portraits (Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Pin-Up Fall Winter 2014/15 Supplement), 2018
David Hartt. The Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation; Eloise W. Martin Legacy Fund
Exhibition: James Webb: Prayer
09/07/2018–12/31/2018 (more information)
James Webb
Installation view of Prayer (Johannesburg), 2012
Photo by Anthea Pokroy. © James Webb. Courtesy of blank projects and Galerie Imane Farès
Installation view of Prayer (Johannesburg), 2012
Bessie's Blues from the series American Collection Number 5, 1997
Exhibition: Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design
Through 1/06/2018 (more information)
Faith Ringgold
Bessie's Blues from the series American Collection Number 5, 1997
Robert Allerton Endowment.
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Exhibition: Marcel Duchamp. Bottle Rack, 1914/59
TBD (more information)
Marcel Duchamp
Bottle Rack, 1914/59, signed 1960
The Art Institute of Chicago
Bottle Rack, 1914/59
Armor for Man and Horse
Exhibition: Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Ongoing (more information)
Armor for Man and Horse, about 1520 with modern costume. South German, Nuremberg
George F. Harding Collection
Exhibition: The New Contemporary
Through 12/31/18 (more information)
Andy Warhol
Liz #3 [Early Colored Liz], 1963
The Stefan T. Edlis Collection, Partial and Promised Gift to the Art Institute of Chicago. © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Liz #3 [Early Colored Liz], 1963
Lohan Associates American. Chicago Lagoon Proposal, Perspective, 1987
Exhibition: Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
TBD (more information)
Lohan Associates American. Chicago Lagoon Proposal, Perspective, 1987
Gift of Lohan Associates
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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

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)

Holiday Thorne Rooms
Nov 16, 2018–Jan 7, 2019
(more information)

Neapolitan Crèche
Nov 17, 2018–Jan 7, 2019
(more information)

Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
Nov 4, 2018–Jan 27, 2019
(more information)

Tomma Abts
October 19, 2018–February 17, 2019
(more information)

Ellen Gallagher: Are We Obsidian?
Through January 10, 2019
(more information)

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

Two Floating Worlds: Japanese Prints and Paintings
October 6, 2018–February 10, 2019
(more information)

My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt
September 29, 2018–February 3, 2019
(more information)

Hairy Who? 1966–1969
September 26, 2018–January 6, 2019
(more information)

James Webb: Prayer
September 7, 2018–December 31, 2018
(more information)

I'll Show You! Posters and Promos from Chicago's Famous Artists
September 4, 2018–January 7, 2019
(more information)

Vivian Suter: el bosque interior
August 25, 2018–January 27, 2019
(more information)

Rosalind Nashashibi: Vivian's Garden
August 23, 2018–December 31, 2018
(more information)

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

Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design
Through Jamuary 6, 2019
(more information)

Marcel Duchamp. Bottle Rack, 1914/59
TBD
(more information)

Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
TBD
(more information)

Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Ongoing
(more information)

The New Contemporary
Through December 31, 2018
(more information)

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