THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
“The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore” now-April 15: Paintings by the renowned novelist, poet, musician, and philosopher. “Traditional Japanese Musical Instruments” now-May 3, 2012: Drums, zithers and other instruments. “Beauty and the Book: 19th- and Early 20th-Century Folios on the Decorative Arts” now-May 7: A collection of tomes showing the range of cultural and historical ornamentation and design.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
“The Language of Less (Then and Now)” “Then” now-April 8, “Now” now-March 18: Minimalist works.
SMART MUSEUM OF ART
“Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art” now-June 10: Exhibition address the radical hospitality embodied by a group of artists and the social, commercial, and political structures that surround the shared meal.
Rockford Art Museum
“Pulp and Pigment: The Realms of Roland Poska” now-May 6: Works of pigment on handmade paper.
ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM
“On & Of Paper: Selections From the Illinois State Museum” now-April 29: Prints, photographs, drawings and multi-media constructions that all use paper; 100 objects spanning 200 years.