Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

    Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

    from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection 
    Opens October 25, 2020

    Ticket information: Tickets for this exhibition will go on sale in two blocks. For visits between October 25-November 30, public tickets will go on sale Monday, October 12. For visits between December 1-January 24, 2021, tickets will go sale Monday, November 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 am on each day. Members enjoy access to presales, previews, and member hours. More

  • contact sheet images of Senga Nengudi's art performance where she put small bits of masking tape on her as she explored movement and elements of her African heritage of mask making, dance. rites and rituals

    Senga Nengudi

    Opens December 13, 2020

    Senga Nengudi: Topologies is composed of more than 70 abstract and conceptual artworks by the internationally recognized artist, a prominent figure of the 1970s Black American avant-garde and Black Arts Movement.


  • Marie Watt "Butterfly"


    Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger
    Opens May 23, 2021

    Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger is the first exhibition to present together the work of Watt and Luger, two leading Indigenous contemporary artists whose processes focus on collaborative artmaking. Learn how you can contribute to an artwork in the exhibition by submitting an embroidered bandana by October 31. More

  • Chicomecóatl


    Art in the Americas
    Dates to be Announced

    ReVisión: Art in the Americas is the first exhibition to open in the renovated Bonfils-Stanton Gallery in the Martin Building. A strong selection of nearly 180 objects from the museum’s ancient American and Latin American art collections, hailed as one of the best in the country, will tell a visually compelling narrative about the formation of the Americas from 100 B.C. to today. More

  • chair made of strips of bent white ash and steel

    By Design

    Stories and Ideas Behind Objects
    Dates to be Announced

    Design is all around us. Whether it takes the form of objects and spaces, images and interactions, or systems and processes, design shapes our lives in fundamental ways. But what shapes design?

    A series of thematic installations drawn primarily from the architecture and design collection, By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. How does it come into being? Who creates it and for what purpose? How does it serve society? What trends inspire it?


  • 5 pieces of flatware, 2 forks, 1 knife, 2 spoons

    Gio Ponti

    Designer of a Thousand Talents
    Dates to be Announced

    Gio Ponti (1891–1979) was one of the most inventive Italian architects and designers of his time. For more than 60 years, Ponti’s exuberant approach found expression in public and private commissions from buildings, interiors, and furniture to glass, ceramics, and flatware. In 1928, Ponti founded the magazine Domus, and through its pages, he influenced international design for over 50 years. More