Current Exhibitions

Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Sunday, March 14, 2021

Second Careers explores the connections between historical African art and contemporary practices through a selection of exemplary highlights from the museum’s African collection and loaned works.

Sunday, December 20, 2020 to Sunday, May 2, 2021

Like many Chicago artists in the first years of the 20th century, Gustave Baumann discovered the beauty of rural Brown County in Indiana. While living in Nashville from 1910 to 1916, he produced his first important set of color woodcuts.

Still image from “The Couple in the Cage: Guatinaui Odyssey,” 1993. Coco Fusco & Paula Heredian
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to Sunday, April 4, 2021

In 1992 Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña started their Guatinaui World Tour, a series of performances presenting the artists as “undiscovered Amerindians” from the mythical island Guatinau in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunday, November 22, 2020 to Sunday, October 3, 2021

The mola is a key component of traditional dress among the indigenous Guna (formerly Kuna) women of Panamá. Guna women have been sewing mola blouses since the turn of the 20th century, and they have become powerful symbols of their culture and identity.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

Bruce Davidson, one of the most highly respected and influential American documentary photographers of the past half century, offered an independent look at America in the age of visual and social homogenization presented by Life and Look magazines.