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Art Museum

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (312) 443-3600

Daily, 10:30-5pm; Thursday until 8pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


January 13, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–1975
This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
January 13, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Natural Allusions
This focused presentation of 17th- and 18th-century Chinese handscrolls examines the many meanings images of plants and animals could convey.
February 1, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Orders in the Spanish Andes
Presenting 13 paintings by South American artists from the 17th through 19th century, this focused exhibition introduces visitors to images promoted by several Catholic orders at work in the Spanish Andes.
February 6, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Who Builds Your Architecture?
For this series exploring critical issues within architecture and design, the New York–based group WBYA? presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
February 18, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
This exhibition explores a pivotal time in the development of abstraction in South America, as artists reimagined the international discourse on modernity in response to local concerns.
February 18, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist's achievements traces his career from early works influenced by European Modernism to large-scale installations meant to be experienced.
February 23, 2017 - June 4, 2017
The second installment of "The Modern Series" examines how artists across disciplines have responded to the increased speed of life from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
March 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago
Whistler’s iconic painting returns to Chicago for the first time in over 60 years in a focused installation of 25 objects: paintings, prints, drawings, posters, and other ephemera.
March 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Hundreds of objects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance—monumental altarpieces, exquisite jewelry, and the beloved arms and armor collection—return in a sumptuous, immersive display.
March 30, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat.
This major survey of the work of Chinese artist Zhang Peili traces his practice from his earliest experiments with video in the late 1980s to new digital formats in the 2000s.
April 21, 2017 - September 21, 2017
Batik Textiles of Java
This presentation explores the richly patterned wax-resist textiles known as batiks, their flourishing in the Indonesian island of Java, and their many inspirations and functions.
April 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017
The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School
This exhibition comprises Japanese prints purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition that Wright designed for the Art Institute, and drawings by Prairie School members.
April 27, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Fischli/Weiss: Snowman
This installation of a single snowman encased in a refrigerated vitrine on the sun-filled terrace creates a paradoxical situation that is at once playful and challenging.


Kemang Wa Lehulere
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Recommendation by Robin Dluzen

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