The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum founded in 1879 as both a museum and school for the fine arts. The museum's permanent collection covers nearly 5,000 years of art from around the world, and has grown to nearly 300,000 works, including a collection of Impressionist and post-impressionist pieces.
Housed in a Beaux-Arts style building originally built for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, collections include over 1,000 contemporary works from 1945 to the present, nearly 1,000 works of modern art by artists from Europe and the Americas, more than 3,500 European paintings from the 12th through the 20th century, and five millennia of Asian art.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
Two monumental sculptures of found objects explode into space and appear to defy gravity
20+ projects in this first major solo presentation of Adam's work in the US
90 works from all phases of his career
Explores the relationship between form, material, and perception
Sheds new light on how he created his works, and why his art remains so vital today.
Photographs explore relationships among community, architecture, and public institutions
Film and installation explore cyclical political histories and conflicts.
Plein air celebration of the joy of the natural world
90+/- sheets from the artist’s studio practice over the full range of her career
250 remarkable works from collections around the world
20+/- works consider two contradictory impulses: an immense desire for visibility and the urge to disappear
Post-impressionists work in the 1880s, in villages around Paris
Explores the intersections of Blackness and womanhood