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Still from Vivian's Garden, 2017
Exhibition: Rosalind Nashashibi: Vivian's Garden
08/23/2018–12/02/2018 (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
La Carmencita, 1890
Exhibition: John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age
Through 09/30/2018 (more information)
John Singer Sargent,
American, 1856-1925
La Carmencita, 1890
Oil on canvas; 232 x 142 cm
(91 3/8 x 55 15/16 in.)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Gérard Blot
Exhibition: Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living
Through 09/09/2018 (more information)
Nanna Ditzel and Jorgen Ditzel. Manufactured by Ludvig Pontoppidan
Basket Chair, about 1950
Architecture Purchase Account Fund
Basket Chair, about 1950
The Trenton Six, 1949
Exhibition: Charles White: A Retrospective
Through 09/03/2018 (more information)
Charles White
The Trenton Six, 1949
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.
© The Charles White Archives Inc.
Exhibition: The Yoshida Family: Three Generations of Japanese Print Artists
Through 09/30/2018 (more information)
Yoshida Hodaka
Ancient People, 1956
Gift of Arnold Maremont
Exhibition: The Yoshida Family: Three Generations of Japanese Print Artists
Bessie's Blues from the series American Collection Number 5, 1997
Exhibition: Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design
Through 10/21/2018 (more information)
Faith Ringgold
Bessie's Blues from the series American Collection Number 5, 1997
Robert Allerton Endowment.
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Exhibition: Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950–1980
Through 10/28/2018 (more information)
Billy Abernathy
Mother’s Day from Born Hip, 1962
Gift of the Illinois Arts Council
Mother’s Day from Born Hip, 1962
Chromatic Patterns for Chicago,
Exhibition: Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns for the Art Institute of Chicago
05/10/018–09/30/2018 (more information)
Judy Ledgerwood
Chromatic Patterns for Chicago,
2011
Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery
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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
Volta Photo: Starring Sanlé Sory and the People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty Country of Burkina Faso
Exhibition: Volta Photo: Starring Sanlé Sory and the People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty Country of Burkina Faso
04/27/2018–08/19/2018 (more information)
Volta Photo: Starring Sanlé Sory and the People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty Country of Burkina Faso
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
Tokonoma Stool prototypes
Exhibition: Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating
Through 08/26/2018 (more information)
Max Lamb
Tokonoma Stool prototypes
© 2018 Max Lamb
Exhibition: Forever "Egypt"! Works from the Collection of Harold Allen
06/27/2018–08/31/2018 (more information)
Harold Allen
Pyramid Supper Club Building, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 1961
Harold Allen Egyptomania Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives
Pyramid Supper Club Building, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 1961
First Stone, 1961
Exhibition: Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium
Through 09/03/2018 (more information)
Helen Frankenthaler
First Stone, 1961
printed by Robert Blackburn, published by Universal Limited Art Editions
ULAE Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; restricted gift of supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund. © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, New York.
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
Armor for Man and Horse
Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra), 2011
Exhibition: Cauleen Smith: Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra)
Through 08/19/2018 (more information)
Cauleen Smith
Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra), 2011
High-definition video,
10:56 minute loop
Contemporary Art Discretionary Fund
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

Rosalind Nashashibi: Vivian's Garden
August 23, 2018–December 2, 2018
(more information)

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

The Yoshida Family: Three Generations of Japanese Print Artists
Through September 30, 2018
(more information)

John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age
Through September 30, 2018
(more information)

Forever "Egypt"! Works from the Collection of Harold Allen
June 27, 2018–August 31, 2018
(more information)

Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living
Through September 9, 2018
(more information)

Charles White: A Retrospective
Through September 3, 2018
(more information)

Cauleen Smith: Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra)
Through August 19, 2018
(more information)

Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design
Through October 21, 2018
(more information)

Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950–1980
Through October 28, 2018
(more information)

Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns for the Art Institute of Chicago
May 10, 2018–September 30, 2018
(more information)

Volta Photo: Starring Sanlé Sory and the People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty Country of Burkina Faso
April 27, 2018–August 19, 2018
(more information)

Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating
Through August 26, 2018
(more information)

Helen Frankenthaler Prints: The Romance of a New Medium
Through September 3, 2018
(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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