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Exhibition: Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors and Their Bronzes
Through 05/13/2018 (more information)
Bird-Shaped Container (zun), late Shang dynasty (13th–11th century BC)
The Art Institute of Chicago, Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection
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Night Moor at Maple Bridge, 2017
Exhibition: Wang Dongling
Through 05/13/2018 (more information)
Wang Dongling
Night Moor at Maple Bridge, 2017
Courtesy of the artist.
Exhibition: Mounira Al Solh: I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous
05/08/2018–04/29/2018 (more information)
Mounira Al Solh
I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous, 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery,
Beirut / Hamburg.
I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous, 2012
Exhibition: Philippe Parreno: Two Automatons for One Duet
Through 04/15/2018 (more information)
Philippe Parreno.
My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 2016
Installation view of IF THIS THEN ELSE, Gladstone Gallery, New York,
March 5–April 16, 2016
Centennial Major Acquisitions Income, Alfred and May Tiefenbronner Memorial, Laura T. Magnuson Acquisition, Benjamin Argile Memorial, General Acquisitions Endowment, Maurice D. Galleher Endowment funds; Wirt D. Walker Trust. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.
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Exhibition: The Medieval World at Our Fingertips: Manuscript Illuminations from the Collection of Sandra Hindman
Through 05/28/2018 (more information)
Maestro Daddesco
Christ Blessing Three Young Men, initial ‘M’ from a Gradual, 1320/30
Gift of Sandra Hindman
Christ Blessing Three Young Men, initial ‘M’ from a Gradual, 1320/30
Plate 19: Bed made for Mme. M in Paris from Recueil de décorations intérieures... Paris: Chez les Auteurs, 1812.
Exhibition: Architect of Empires: Highlights from the Library of Pierre Fontaine
01/30/2018–04/09/2018 (more information)
Charles Percier and
Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine
Plate 19: Bed made for Mme. M in Paris from Recueil de décorations intérieures... Paris: Chez les Auteurs, 1812.
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Exhibition: Xu Longsen: Light of Heaven
02/01/2018–06/24/2018 (more information)
Xu Longsen
A Group of Landscape Ink Paintings and Pillars, 2016–17
The artist’s collection, Beijing
A Group of Landscape Ink Paintings and Pillars, 2016–17
Famous Scenes of Yandang Mountain, about 1700
Exhibition: The Wandering Landscape: Chinese Topographical Paintings of the 16th through 19th Century
Through April 8, 2018 (more information)
Yao Kuang
Famous Scenes of Yandang Mountain, about 1700
Kate S. Buckingham Fund
Flower Arranging, about 1769
Exhibition: The Arranged Flower: Ikebana and Flora in Japanese Prints
Through 05/08/2018 (more information)
Kitao Shigemasa
Flower Arranging, about 1769
Clarence Buckingham Collection
Exhibition: Shockingly Mad: Henry Fuseli and the Art of Drawing
Through 04/01/2018 (more information)
Henry Fuseli
The Discovery (recto), 1767/69
Restricted gift of Frank B. Hubachek
The Discovery (recto), 1767/69
Exhibition: Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection
Exhibition: Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection
Through 04/22/2018 (more information)
Zanele Muholi
Bakhambile Skhosana, Natalsprui, from the series Faces and Phases, 2010
Artworker’s Retirement Society

Exhibition:Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller
11/03/2017–03/04/2018 (more information)
Auguste Rodin
Eternal Springtime, modeled about 1884, cast about 1910–mid-1920s
Lent in the memory of a boy who loved the Musée Rodin in Paris, its sculptures, and its squeaky floors
Eternal Springtime, modeled about 1884, cast about 1910–mid-1920s
Bottle Rack, 1914/59
Exhibition: Marcel Duchamp. Bottle Rack, 1914/59
TBD (more information)
Marcel Duchamp
Bottle Rack, 1914/59, signed 1960
The Art Institute of Chicago
Exhibition:Andrew Lord: Unslumbrous Night
Through 04/15/2018 (more information)
Andrew Lord
Installation view of at sunset, Carson mesa (Gauguin) (2013). at Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2015
Private collection. Photo by David Regan. © Andrew Lord. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.
Liz #3 [Early Colored Liz], 1963
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.
Traditional Indian Festivals, 2008–2011
Exhibition: Modernizing Tradition: Huang Binhong and Xugu
Through August 20, 2017 (more information)
M. F. Husain
Traditional Indian Festivals, 2008–2011
Usha and Lakshmi N. Mittal. Photo © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Exhibition: Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs
Through 03/18/2018 (more information)
Designed and executed by
Mildred Jacobs Chappell
"The Settling of the West” Bedcover, March 1931/September 1932
Restricted gift of Mrs. David W. Grainger
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: Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
TBD (more information)
Lohan Associates American. Chicago Lagoon Proposal, Perspective, 1987
Gift of Lohan Associates
Lohan Associates American. Chicago Lagoon Proposal, Perspective, 1987
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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

Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors and Their Bronzes
Through May 13, 2018
(more information)

Wang Dongling
Through May 13, 2018
(more information)

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

Mounira Al Solh: I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous
February 8, 2018–April 29, 2018
(more information)

Philippe Parreno: Two Automatons for One Duet ("My Room Is Another Fish Bowl," 1996–2016, and "With a Rhythmic Instinction to Be Able to Travel beyond Existing Forces of Life," 2014)
Through April 15, 2018
(more information)

The Medieval World at Our Fingertips: Manuscript Illuminations from the Collection of Sandra Hindman
Through May 28, 2018
(more information)

Architect of Empires: Highlights from the Library of Pierre Fontaine
January 30, 2018–April 9, 2018
(more information)

Xu Longsen: Light of Heaven
February 1, 2018–June 24, 2018
(more information)

The Wandering Landscape: Chinese Topographical Paintings of the 16th through 19th Century
Through April 8, 2018
(more information)

The Arranged Flower: Ikebana and Flora in Japanese Prints
Through April 8, 2018
(more information)

Shockingly Mad: Henry Fuseli and the Art of Drawing
Through April 1, 2018
(more information)

Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection
Through April 22, 2018
(more information)

Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller
November 3, 2017–March 4, 2018
(more information)

Andrew Lord: Unslumbrous Night
Through April 15, 2018
(more information)

Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs
Through March 18, 2018
(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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