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Upcoming Exhibitions

Conversation with the Collection: Building/Environments

August 29, 2017–January 28, 2018

This exhibition mixes works from across eras, cultures, and media to question the ways we occupy and perceive the built environment. 

Emmanuel Pratt: Radical [Re]Constructions

September 12, 2017 through Summer 2018

Emmanuel Pratt blends art, architecture, and urban agriculture to transform the Smart Museum's threshold.

Olga Chernysheva, March (2005). Courtesy: Diehl, Berlin; Pace, London; Foxy Production, New York.

Revolution Every Day

September 14, 2017–January 14, 2018

Presented on the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition immerses visitors in the distinct textures and speeds of everyday life that arose—and have lingered stubbornly—in the wake of revolutionary upheaval.

Auguste Rodin, The Hero, 1896, Bronze, 16 3/8 × 6 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (41.6 × 16.5 × 12.1 cm). Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1998.363.

The Hysterical Material

September 14, 2017–December 17, 2017

This exhibition investigates the emotional possibility of material in works by Auguste Rodin and Bruce Nauman.

South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960–1980

September 13, 2018–December 30, 2018

During the 1960s and 1970s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on the South Side.