UChicago Arts

UChicago Arts The University of Chicago's robust cultural scene where scholars, students, artists and audiences converge, explore, and create. The University of Chicago is home to a variety
of renowned arts destinations across campus.
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For complete information on academic,
professional, and student arts programs and
initiatives visit http://arts.uchicago.edu.

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Explore the domestic spaces of the Renaissance through "Lust, Love, Loss in Renaissance Europe," currently on view at th...
05/12/2021

Explore the domestic spaces of the Renaissance through "Lust, Love, Loss in Renaissance Europe," currently on view at the Smart Museum. The works of art on display illuminate the many ways that objects lay at the heart of cultural rituals and consuming desires through which relationships were formed, celebrated, and extinguished. Make your reservation now: http://ms.spr.ly/6184Vsinr

Explore the domestic spaces of the Renaissance through "Lust, Love, Loss in Renaissance Europe," currently on view at the Smart Museum. The works of art on display illuminate the many ways that objects lay at the heart of cultural rituals and consuming desires through which relationships were formed, celebrated, and extinguished. Make your reservation now: http://ms.spr.ly/6184Vsinr

We're thrilled to present work by #MacFellow Dawoud Bey as part of @TowardCommCause. "Portraits from Chicago" opens May ...
05/11/2021

We're thrilled to present work by #MacFellow Dawoud Bey as part of @TowardCommCause. "Portraits from Chicago" opens May 21 at @ArtsPublicLife. Learn more: http://ms.spr.ly/6180VSm9s

We're thrilled to present work by #MacFellow Dawoud Bey as part of @TowardCommCause. "Portraits from Chicago" opens May 21 at @ArtsPublicLife. Learn more: http://ms.spr.ly/6180VSm9s

Congratulations to Wanees Zarour has been recognized by the City of Chicago with an Esteemed Artist Award! Since 2010, W...
05/11/2021

Congratulations to Wanees Zarour has been recognized by the City of Chicago with an Esteemed Artist Award! Since 2010, Wanees has been Director of the Middle East Music Ensemble at The University of Chicago.

Congratulations to Wanees Zarour has been recognized by the City of Chicago with an Esteemed Artist Award! Since 2010, Wanees has been Director of the Middle East Music Ensemble at The University of Chicago.

It's the last week to see "Pope.L: My Kingdom for a Title" at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society  Make your ...
05/10/2021

It's the last week to see "Pope.L: My Kingdom for a Title" at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Make your reservations now: http://ms.spr.ly/6188VWxLs

It's the last week to see "Pope.L: My Kingdom for a Title" at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Make your reservations now: http://ms.spr.ly/6188VWxLs

Join the Organization of Black Students (OBS) virtually today for "The Cookout: A Saturday filled with Black joy, love, ...
05/08/2021
The Cookout: 2021 OBS Culture Show

Join the Organization of Black Students (OBS) virtually today for "The Cookout: A Saturday filled with Black joy, love, and abundance" featuring student work, performances, workshops, and more. RSVP on Eventbrite: http://ms.spr.ly/6184VWMoC

The Organization of Black Students presents The Cookout: The 2021 Culture Show. A Saturday filled with Black joy, love, and abundance.

Passion, violence, and virtue emerge in this exhibition as fundamental, intertwined elements in the artworks of Renaissa...
05/07/2021

Passion, violence, and virtue emerge in this exhibition as fundamental, intertwined elements in the artworks of Renaissance Europe. "Lust, Love, Loss in renaissance Europe" is currently on view at the Smart Museum of Art. http://ms.spr.ly/6188VU18M

Passion, violence, and virtue emerge in this exhibition as fundamental, intertwined elements in the artworks of Renaissance Europe. "Lust, Love, Loss in renaissance Europe" is currently on view at the Smart Museum of Art. http://ms.spr.ly/6188VU18M

Tomorrow, join @UChicagoMusic for an encore performance of what Cellist Seth Parker Woods calls "the unabashed celebrati...
05/06/2021

Tomorrow, join @UChicagoMusic for an encore performance of what Cellist Seth Parker Woods calls "the unabashed celebration of the Black and Brown experience." Tickets are $15, FREE for University of Chicago students. More info at http://ms.spr.ly/6181VWx5f.

Tomorrow, join @UChicagoMusic for an encore performance of what Cellist Seth Parker Woods calls "the unabashed celebration of the Black and Brown experience." Tickets are $15, FREE for University of Chicago students. More info at http://ms.spr.ly/6181VWx5f.

Tonight at 7pm, join the The Seminary Co-op Bookstores for a discussion of "Crying in H Mart" with author Japanese Break...
05/05/2021
Michelle Zauner: Crying in H Mart

Tonight at 7pm, join the The Seminary Co-op Bookstores for a discussion of "Crying in H Mart" with author Japanese Breakfast and
The New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino as part of Chicago Humanities Festival. http://ms.spr.ly/6185VWUYD

In 2018 Michelle Zauner (also known by her indie rockstar alias Japanese Breakfast) penned the New Yorker article “Crying in H Mart” about losing her mother. Three years later this essay, which she describes as “the first chapter of the story that I want to tell about my mother,” has expande...

We excited to announce that the Department of Visual Arts BA Thesis exhibition, "you're muted" has been extended to May ...
05/04/2021

We excited to announce that the Department of Visual Arts BA Thesis exhibition, "you're muted" has been extended to May 9. Book tickets here: http://ms.spr.ly/6186VWzxj

We excited to announce that the Department of Visual Arts BA Thesis exhibition, "you're muted" has been extended to May 9. Book tickets here: http://ms.spr.ly/6186VWzxj

Discover the Spotlight Podcast, showcasing BIPOC literary figures and their illuminating insights into our world. The po...
04/30/2021
Spotlight Podcast | Court Theatre

Discover the Spotlight Podcast, showcasing BIPOC literary figures and their illuminating insights into our world.

The podcast’s first season features work by novelist and editor Pauline Hopkins; activist and journalist Ida B. Wells; poet Phillis Wheatley, and diarist Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson–all of whom are historical Black women not typically explored on the American stage. Literary excerpts are read by Chicago actors Sheldon Brown, Kierra Bunch, Diana Coates, LaQuis Harkins, and Aneisa Hicks under the direction of Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Court’s resident artist Ron OJ Parson.

Listen to the entire season at Court Theatre. http://ms.spr.ly/6183VjSkt

A key component of Court’s community engagement work, the Spotlight Reading Series—which has in the past brought staged readings from BIPOC playwrights to

@UChicago Professor Theaster Gates has opened "China Cabinet" at Fondazione Prada’s Rong Zhai outpost, setting his ceram...
04/28/2021

@UChicago Professor Theaster Gates has opened "China Cabinet" at Fondazione Prada’s Rong Zhai outpost, setting his ceramic sculptures and artworks within the historic 1918 Shanghai residence.

China Cabinet runs until 23 May 2021 at the restored 1918 residence, with three first floor rooms encompassing a chapter of Gates’ practice and exploring the roles of ‘guest’, ‘ghost’ and ‘host’." http://ms.spr.ly/6182VbMfe

@UChicago Professor Theaster Gates has opened "China Cabinet" at Fondazione Prada’s Rong Zhai outpost, setting his ceramic sculptures and artworks within the historic 1918 Shanghai residence.

China Cabinet runs until 23 May 2021 at the restored 1918 residence, with three first floor rooms encompassing a chapter of Gates’ practice and exploring the roles of ‘guest’, ‘ghost’ and ‘host’." http://ms.spr.ly/6182VbMfe

The Arts, Science + Culture Initiative celebrates their 10 anniversary this year. In the last decade, ASCI has champione...
04/27/2021

The Arts, Science + Culture Initiative celebrates their 10 anniversary this year. In the last decade, ASCI has championed open-minded, multi-dimensional, transdisciplinary understandings of the world and supported collaborative creation at The University of Chicago. Read more from our blog, "In Practice" http://ms.spr.ly/6183ViaM5

The Arts, Science + Culture Initiative celebrates their 10 anniversary this year. In the last decade, ASCI has championed open-minded, multi-dimensional, transdisciplinary understandings of the world and supported collaborative creation at The University of Chicago. Read more from our blog, "In Practice" http://ms.spr.ly/6183ViaM5

Explore "Visualizing / Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive," at the Neubauer Collegiu...
04/27/2021

Explore "Visualizing / Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive," at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture.

This digital archive brings together nine black artists to reflect on forms of visualizing and performing blackness in the afterlives of slavery in the Caribbean, curated by #UChicago Professor Danielle Roper. Part of the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture

Pictured: Luis Vasquez La Roche, "But the real ones, just like you, just like me" (2021)

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Explore "Visualizing / Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive," at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture.

This digital archive brings together nine black artists to reflect on forms of visualizing and performing blackness in the afterlives of slavery in the Caribbean, curated by #UChicago Professor Danielle Roper. Part of the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture

Pictured: Luis Vasquez La Roche, "But the real ones, just like you, just like me" (2021)

http://ms.spr.ly/6181V9k2J

Current UChicago College student Liana Fu (double major in Creative WRiting and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies) and Th...
04/26/2021
according to google translate: Two Poems by Liana Fu

Current UChicago College student Liana Fu (double major in Creative WRiting and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies) and The Pushcart Prize 2019 nominee, shares two of her poems, here: http://ms.spr.ly/6183VbMQS

I grow up: I never learn / Chinese: I never go to China: we eat until our stomachs peached: we grow peaches on trees and they are moneyed: we bury / their hearts in the dirt: fullness is 貴 is: pric…

The final Berlin Family lecture with Ian Bostridge looks at identity's ultimate dissolution—death—and explore some of th...
04/24/2021

The final Berlin Family lecture with Ian Bostridge looks at identity's ultimate dissolution—death—and explore some of the ways in which classical composers have confronted it, in private and public mode. Join us today at 1pm. RSVP here: http://ms.spr.ly/6185VbMJT

The final Berlin Family lecture with Ian Bostridge looks at identity's ultimate dissolution—death—and explore some of the ways in which classical composers have confronted it, in private and public mode. Join us today at 1pm. RSVP here: http://ms.spr.ly/6185VbMJT

Thank you to all the incredible donors that helped us reach our match for the Weston Game Lab yesterday! Thanks to your ...
04/23/2021

Thank you to all the incredible donors that helped us reach our match for the Weston Game Lab yesterday! Thanks to your support, we were able to triple your impact. #UChiGivingDay

Thank you to all the incredible donors that helped us reach our match for the Weston Game Lab yesterday! Thanks to your support, we were able to triple your impact. #UChiGivingDay

Tomorrow, the 2021 Berlin Family Lectures with Ian Bostridge conclude with a third talk, looking at identity's ultimate ...
04/23/2021

Tomorrow, the 2021 Berlin Family Lectures with Ian Bostridge conclude with a third talk, looking at identity's ultimate dissolution—death—and explore some of the ways in which classical composers have confronted it, in private and public mode. RSVP here: http://ms.spr.ly/6182VbMyj

Tomorrow, the 2021 Berlin Family Lectures with Ian Bostridge conclude with a third talk, looking at identity's ultimate dissolution—death—and explore some of the ways in which classical composers have confronted it, in private and public mode. RSVP here: http://ms.spr.ly/6182VbMyj

Tonight, join Arts and Public Life as they celebrate 10 years of Arts and Public Life with "Directors' Cut: Directors’ C...
04/22/2021

Tonight, join Arts and Public Life as they celebrate 10 years of Arts and Public Life with "Directors' Cut: Directors’ Cut: Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, + Adrienne Brown in Conversation"!

In Year 10, Arts + Public Life Directors reflect on a decade of neighborhood-based arts production that catalyzed ambitious physical transformations and intentional programmatic expansion on Chicago’s South Side. Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, and Adrienne Brown are joined by Tracie Hall to unpack ten years of leadership and stewardship as the Directors of APL. http://ms.spr.ly/6188Vjshn

Tonight, join Arts and Public Life as they celebrate 10 years of Arts and Public Life with "Directors' Cut: Directors’ Cut: Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, + Adrienne Brown in Conversation"!

In Year 10, Arts + Public Life Directors reflect on a decade of neighborhood-based arts production that catalyzed ambitious physical transformations and intentional programmatic expansion on Chicago’s South Side. Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, and Adrienne Brown are joined by Tracie Hall to unpack ten years of leadership and stewardship as the Directors of APL. http://ms.spr.ly/6188Vjshn

We're just over $500 from the goal with 30 minutes left to give! Help us reach our goal and triple your impact this #UCh...
04/22/2021

We're just over $500 from the goal with 30 minutes left to give!

Help us reach our goal and triple your impact this #UChiGivingDay: http://ms.spr.ly/6188VgW3G

We're just over $500 from the goal with 30 minutes left to give!

Help us reach our goal and triple your impact this #UChiGivingDay: http://ms.spr.ly/6188VgW3G

One more hour to triple your impact with a gift to the Weston Game Lab! Your gift makes it possible to design and launch...
04/22/2021

One more hour to triple your impact with a gift to the Weston Game Lab! Your gift makes it possible to design and launch extraordinary gaming experiences at the Weston Game Lab that set a global example for the power of alternate realities to create connection and catalyze impact in the real world.

#UChiGivingDay http://ms.spr.ly/6188VgmKY

One more hour to triple your impact with a gift to the Weston Game Lab! Your gift makes it possible to design and launch extraordinary gaming experiences at the Weston Game Lab that set a global example for the power of alternate realities to create connection and catalyze impact in the real world.

#UChiGivingDay http://ms.spr.ly/6188VgmKY

One more hour in #UChiGivingDay 2021. Your gift will help the Weston Game Lab meet it's triple match! The Weston Game La...
04/22/2021
Designing alternate realities at the Weston Game Lab: UChicago Giving Day 2021

One more hour in #UChiGivingDay 2021. Your gift will help the Weston Game Lab meet it's triple match!

The Weston Game Lab offers a space to research and develop games that build community, spur creativity, and generate social impact.

On UChicago’s 6th annual Giving Day, your gift will support groundbreaking game development that empowers players to confront topics like structural inequality and climate change: http://ms.spr.ly/6181Vgg0T

The Weston Game Lab at the University of Chicago offers a space to research and develop games that build community, spur creativity, and generate social impa...

You've still got time to triple your impact - and we're half way to our match goal! Make a donation to the Weston Game L...
04/22/2021

You've still got time to triple your impact - and we're half way to our match goal!

Make a donation to the Weston Game Lab fund and your gift will be matched 3 to 1. #UChiGivingDay

http://ms.spr.ly/6184Vg5Qm

You've still got time to triple your impact - and we're half way to our match goal!

Make a donation to the Weston Game Lab fund and your gift will be matched 3 to 1. #UChiGivingDay

http://ms.spr.ly/6184Vg5Qm

When you give to UChicago Arts on #UChiGivingDay, you're powering a national model for integrating practice, presentatio...
04/22/2021

When you give to UChicago Arts on #UChiGivingDay, you're powering a national model for integrating practice, presentation, and scholarship in the arts at a world-class research institution. Make the most of your gift, and give within the next two hours: http://ms.spr.ly/6183V5p8v

When you give to UChicago Arts on #UChiGivingDay, you're powering a national model for integrating practice, presentation, and scholarship in the arts at a world-class research institution. Make the most of your gift, and give within the next two hours: http://ms.spr.ly/6183V5p8v

The Arts, Science + Culture Initiative builds environments within our institutional setting for thoughtful conversation,...
04/21/2021
Ten Years of Arts, Science + Culture Initiative - UChicago Giving Day

The Arts, Science + Culture Initiative builds environments within our institutional setting for thoughtful conversation, creative risk-taking, and original experimentation. Support the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative through a donation this #UChiGivingDay. http://ms.spr.ly/6182V5Th8

ASCI's graduate students are front and center of this Initiative. In total, the Arts, Science + Culture Graduate Program has awarded 98 grants between 2010—the year the initiative launched—and 2020. The ASCI Collaboration Grant program, established in 2010, has supported 53 collaborative project...

Give Now and Level Up! Thanks to the generosity of two UChicago alumni, every dollar you give to the Weston Game Lab on ...
04/21/2021

Give Now and Level Up! Thanks to the generosity of two UChicago alumni, every dollar you give to the Weston Game Lab on #UChiGivingDay will be matched 3 to 1 (up to $15,000). Get your name on the leaderboard and triple your score! http://ms.spr.ly/6189Vei4R

Give Now and Level Up! Thanks to the generosity of two UChicago alumni, every dollar you give to the Weston Game Lab on #UChiGivingDay will be matched 3 to 1 (up to $15,000). Get your name on the leaderboard and triple your score! http://ms.spr.ly/6189Vei4R

Tomorrow, celebrate 10 years of Arts and Public Life with "Directors' Cut: Directors’ Cut: Theaster Gates, Jacqueline St...
04/21/2021

Tomorrow, celebrate 10 years of Arts and Public Life with "Directors' Cut: Directors’ Cut: Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, + Adrienne Brown in Conversation"

In Year 10, Arts + Public Life Directors reflect on a decade of neighborhood-based arts production that catalyzed ambitious physical transformations and intentional programmatic expansion on Chicago’s South Side. Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, and Adrienne Brown are joined by Tracie Hall to unpack ten years of leadership and stewardship as the Directors of APL. http://ms.spr.ly/6186Vjsho

Tomorrow, celebrate 10 years of Arts and Public Life with "Directors' Cut: Directors’ Cut: Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, + Adrienne Brown in Conversation"

In Year 10, Arts + Public Life Directors reflect on a decade of neighborhood-based arts production that catalyzed ambitious physical transformations and intentional programmatic expansion on Chicago’s South Side. Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, and Adrienne Brown are joined by Tracie Hall to unpack ten years of leadership and stewardship as the Directors of APL. http://ms.spr.ly/6186Vjsho

Your gift on #UChicagoGivingDay can help change the world we live in. “Alternate reality games invite people to be criti...
04/21/2021

Your gift on #UChicagoGivingDay can help change the world we live in.

“Alternate reality games invite people to be critical and self-reflexive about the media they use. So instead of just saying, “Sit in front of the screen and watch this thing,” they’re saying, “Get involved. Learn about the system that you’re a part of. Change the rules. Negotiate the rules differently. Become aware of the norms that structure your everyday habits and ways of being.” —Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema Studies and Director of the Weston Game Lab.

Your donation supports groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary game development by scholars and designers that empowers players to confront topics like structural inequality, climate change, and artificial intelligence. http://ms.spr.ly/6186VeiNQ

Your gift on #UChicagoGivingDay can help change the world we live in.

“Alternate reality games invite people to be critical and self-reflexive about the media they use. So instead of just saying, “Sit in front of the screen and watch this thing,” they’re saying, “Get involved. Learn about the system that you’re a part of. Change the rules. Negotiate the rules differently. Become aware of the norms that structure your everyday habits and ways of being.” —Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema Studies and Director of the Weston Game Lab.

Your donation supports groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary game development by scholars and designers that empowers players to confront topics like structural inequality, climate change, and artificial intelligence. http://ms.spr.ly/6186VeiNQ

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Reva And David Logan Center For The Arts, 915 East 60th St (At Drexel Avenue)
Chicago, IL
60637

Getting to Hyde Park is just a quick car, bike, train or bus ride away. For more information on how to get to the University of Chicago by public transportation visit http://metrarail.com/ or http://www.transitchicago.com/. Parking Information Street parking is available all around campus, but the preferred visitors garages are located at 55th Street & Ellis Avenue and Drexel Avenue & 61st Street. The rate is $4 per hour with a $20 maximum fee per day. Parking in the lot on 60th Street and Drexel Avenue is free from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on weekends and holidays. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/content/visit-logan-center

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HIGHLIGHTS Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Ave. http://www.courttheatre.org/ Chicago Booth School of Business Art Collection Charles M. Harper Center 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave. http://art.chicagobooth.edu/ Department of Music http://music.uchicago.edu/events Doc Films 1212 E. 59th St. http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/ Film Studies Center Cobb Hall, 5811 South Ellis Avenue http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/ International House 1414 East 59th Street http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/ The Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E. 58th St. http://oi.uchicago.edu/ The Renaissance Society Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., Fourth Floor http://www.renaissancesociety.org/ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. http://arts.uchicago.edu/logan/ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. http://rockefeller.uchicago.edu/ Smart Museum of Art 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/ Special Collections Research Center, including Exhibition Gallery The Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/exhibits/ The University of Chicago Presents 5720 S. Woodlawn Ave., (Box Office) http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/ Washington Park Arts Incubator 301 E. Garfield Blvd.

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A timely project from the artist JR and Time Magazine seeking to facilitate an unbiased and honest conversation about Guns in America is coming to The Chop Shop - 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago on November 14 at 6:30 pm. Don't miss it. 325 million people. More than 265 million guns. 35,000 deaths a year. And one 227-year-old constitutional right. To tell this uniquely American story, TIME partnered with JR, the artist and photographer known in part for his murals around the world that portray communities in all their complexity. In three U.S. cities profoundly affected by guns—Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.—we invited people to share their views and describe their experiences in a search for common ground. In all, JR filmed and photographed 245 people—hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children—to create this mural for TIME’s November 5, 2018, cover. Learn more about the event here: time.com/Guns-in-America
The first feature documentary on Hyde Park's own harmonica bluesman 'Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story' makes its Chicago theatrical premiere November 9-15 at The Gene Siskel Film Center. A New York Times Critic's Pick. Corky Siegel joins director John Anderson for Q and As after the November 9-11 screenings. Featuring former U of C students Nick Gravenites and Elvin Bishop. https://www.facebook.com/events/711014359236459/
Glad to hear that Elvin Bishop is coming back to the neighborhood for a show on October 13th! He lived in "the New Dorms" for a couple years (1960-62)... here he is in 1970...