The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.

Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
September 12, 2017–Ongoing

Showcasing the Art Institute of Chicago's seminal twentieth and twenty-first century holdings of visionary architectural drawings, inventive furniture design, and powerful graphic and industrial designs, Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute marks the grand opening of the museum's newly reinstalled permanent collection. Integrating architecture and design into the visitor experience, these galleries present the forward-looking history of modern and contemporary practice as a living social and cultural process driven by dialogue and exchange.

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