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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
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
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: 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: 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
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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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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