Museum + Institutional Exhibitions

On this page you will find a list of the exhibitions our museum and institutional partners will be showing during EXPO ART WEEK. For more information about an exhibition, please click through the listing of interest to be directed to the partner's website. Exhibitions that are a part of Art Design Chicago are indicated by 

Billy Abernathy. Mother’s Day from Born Hip, 1962. Gift of the Illinois Arts Council.

The Art Institute of Chicago

 Hairy Who? 

John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age

James Webb: Prayer

 Never a Lovely so Real: Photography and Film in Chicago 1940-1980

Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Nou Pap Obeyi (No Vamos Obedecer / We Will Not Obey) action, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas

Gaylen Gerber, Support, n. d. Oil paint on mirror from the Kennedy Winter White House, Palm Beach, Fl., United States, mirrored glass, gilt frame, mid-20th century. 34½ x 30¾ x 1½ inches (87.6 x 78 x 3.8 cm)

The Arts Club of Chicago

Gaylen Gerber

Jenny Kendler and Brian Kirkbride: The Playhead of Dawn

Millie Goldsholl, Morton Goldsholl, Wayne Boyer, Larry Janiak, and Dick Marx, Still from Kimberly-Clark Corporation “Fortune and Faces,” 1959, 16 mm film, 12:48 minutes. Mort and Millie Goldsholl Collection, 1942–1980, Chicago Film Archives. 

Block Museum of Art

 Up is Down: Mid-century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio

Paul Chan: Happiness (Finally) After 35,000 Years of Civilization

 Break a Rule: Ed Paschke's Art and Teaching

The 2016 ANNUAL: SHOWROOM, curated by Edra Soto

Chicago Artists Coalition

THE ANNUAL 2018: Mixtapes for the New Milennium

Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962). Cascade, 2015. Oil and alkyd on wood panel. 72 x 144 inches. Commissioned by Grand Rapids Art Museum with funds provided by Peter Wege, Jim and Mary Nelson, John and Muriel Halick, Mary B. Loupee, and Karl and Patricia Betz. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2015.19

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

 Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle | Chicago Cultural Center

Tuned Mass: Jeff Carter, Faheem Majeed and Susan Giles | Chicago Cultural Center

Black Tiberinus | Chicago Riverwalk, between Wells Street and Lake Street

Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago (El Over River), , c. 1950. Silver gelatin print. Image: 7 1/4 in x 10 in. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Gift of Stephen Daiter.

DePaul Art Museum

Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask

 Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago

George Peter Alexander Healy (American, 1813 –1894). Jeannette Ovington, 1887. Oil on canvas. New- York Historical Society, Gift of the Estate of Ina Love Thursby, through Walter M. Brown, 1944.18

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America

Margaret T. Burroughs, Untitled, 1962. Pottery. Courtesy of Eric Toller and the DuSable Museum of African American History. 

DuSable Museum of African American History

 The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs

 Troublemaker: Art is our Last Hope

Rendering of the site-specific intervention by David Wallace Haskins

Elmhurst Art Museum and Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House

David Wallace Haskins: Solo Show and Site-Specific Intervention in the McCormick House

The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection 

Gallery 400, Entrance

Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago Disability Arts and Design: At the Center of the Disability Rights Movement

Martine Syms, “Incense Sweaters & Ice” (still 1), 2017, Los Angeles. Courtesy of the artist.

Graham Foundation

Martine Syms: Incense Sweaters & Ice

Installation view of Ground Floor work by emergent artists from Chicago MFA programs, 2017​

Hyde Park Art Center

The Art of Being Dangerous

Ground Floor

Jackman Goldwasser International Residency Program: Nadim Abbas

Research image, (c) Steffani Jemison 2018

Iceberg Projects

Steffani Jemison: Revelation

Ida Sefer Roche’s Doll,  Bosnia and Herzegovina, ca. 1992, Courtesy of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Photograph by Jim Lommasson.

Illinois Holocaust Museum

Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.

Joseph Yoakum (American, 1886-1972). The Mounds of Pleasure/on JA Brimms Farm Near Walnut Grove..., 1970. [Detail] Ink and pastel on paper, 15 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

 Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

Chicago We Own It

Candice Lin, A Hard White Body / Un corps blanc exquis, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research. Photo by Aurélien Mole.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip

Mana Contemporary and Ace Hotel

Jimmy's Thrift of New Davonhaime - Azikiwe Mohammed

Nude Portrait, Bùi Xuân Phái, Undated. Part of the Albert I. Goodman Collection of Vietnamese War and Post-war Art

John David Mooney Foundation

The Irish Paintings, Did sea define the land or land the sea?

Albert I. Goodman Collection of Vietnamese War and Post-War Art

From the Archive - Northerly Island, Art and Astronomy Park 2002-2008

Art in Public Spaces

Kenneth Josephson , Matthew again, 1980. Gelatin silver photograph c. 1995 print. Signed, titled, dated and annotated '80-35-49-38' in pencil by artist on print verso. 12 1/32 x 8 in. 
© Kenneth Josephson. Courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 

I Was Raised on the Internet

 Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography

Lucas Foglia, Esme Swimming, Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore, 2017, Courtesy of Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, New York and Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

Lucas Foglia: Human Nature

View Finder: Landscape and Leisure in the Collection

Working on the Failed Utopia, 2006, Christine Tarkowski

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Recent Works by Terrence Karpowicz and Christine Tarkowski

National Museum of Mexican Art, "Nuestras Historias" 2017. 

National Museum of Mexican Art

Day of the Dead

Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection

Peeling off the Gray

Jason Dodge, Installation view, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin.

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society 

Jason Dodge

Hubert Howe Bancroft, "A Summer Day at the Exposition," from "The Book of the Fair," Chicago; San Francisco: The Bancroft Co., 1893. The Newberry Library, Call No. Case oversize R 1832 .07

Newberry Library

 Pictures from Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair

Linda Lewis KramerInto the Ether30x20, Oil on Canvas2017

Ed Paschke Art Center

Linda Lewis Kramer: Into the Ether

Gerald Williams, Wake Up, 1970, Acrylic on canvas with applied paper. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Purchase, The Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, 2017.7.

Smart Museum of Art

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground

 The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960 to 1980

Todros Geller, South of Chicago, 1937, Wood engraving, 8 x 10 in. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago.

Spertus Institute

 Todros Geller: Strange Worlds

Furniture and objects installed in the Johnson Publishing Building. Photo: Jacob Hand, 2016.

Stony Island Arts Bank

 A Johnson Publishing Story, hosted by Rebuild Foundation

UIMA artist founders Mychajlo Urban (left) and Konstantin Milonadis (right), late 1950s. Image courtesy of Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

 LIONS: The Founding Years of UIMA in Chicago