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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.

For complete information on academic, professional, and student arts programs and initiatives visit http://arts.uchicago.edu.

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Artist Jenny Holzer's project "YOU BE MY ALLY" closes Nov 22. Experience her work in a safe, socially distant way on cam...
11/16/2020

Artist Jenny Holzer's project "YOU BE MY ALLY" closes Nov 22. Experience her work in a safe, socially distant way on campus with the mobile app! jennyholzer.uchicago.edu #YOUBEMYALLY #jennyholzer © 2020 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NYPhoto: Christopher Dilts

11/13/2020

Rosenberger Medalist Jenny Holzer's "YOU BE MY ALLY" features 29 excerpts of historically significant readings from #UChicago’s Core Curriculum. Explore "YOU BE MY ALLY" now: jennyholzer.uchicago.edu #YOUBEMYALLY #jennyholzer

"Court is fortunate to exist on the South Side, an area that abounds with creativity – including not only some of the wo...
11/12/2020

"Court is fortunate to exist on the South Side, an area that abounds with creativity – including not only some of the world’s most important writers, musicians, dancers, painters and sculptors, but also publishers, academics, community organizers, and public servants." Congratulations to The Court Theatre Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre for receiving The
Chicago Cultural Alliance 2020 Mosaic Cultural Champion Award!

At @artspubliclife, "On the Record," aims to make visible the unacknowledged labor of fine art.The exhibition features w...
11/11/2020

At @artspubliclife, "On the Record," aims to make visible the unacknowledged labor of fine art.The exhibition features works by Greg Bae, Savannah Jubic, and Brittney Leeanne Williams. This exhibition is a presentation of works by artists who currently, or in the past, worked as artist assistants to notable Chicago artists. This common and accepted practice of making work for an artist, without being named, raises questions about labor, visibility, and ethics in the art world. In a field that places great emphasis and value on authorship and signature, the working artist-to-artist relationship remains relatively unexamined. http://ms.spr.ly/6181p8iQW Pictured: Brittney Leeanne Williams, "Time Passing"

"Claudia Wieser: Generations" at the Smart Museum is one of New City's Top 5 for November. Don't miss out. http://ms.spr...
11/10/2020

"Claudia Wieser: Generations" at the Smart Museum is one of New City's Top 5 for November. Don't miss out. http://ms.spr.ly/6187pBZdX

Curious to see where objects go to rest when they are not on view at the Oriental Institute - University of Chicago? Che...
11/09/2020

Curious to see where objects go to rest when they are not on view at the Oriental Institute - University of Chicago? Check out this month's #ConnectingCollections theme with #StorageStories ⁠and go behind the scenes at the OI! http://ms.spr.ly/6182pBwMa

Which character are you in "Leopoldstat"? Try the The Court Theatre's Buzzfeed quiz to find out, and then join the Court...
11/06/2020

Which character are you in "Leopoldstat"? Try the The Court Theatre's Buzzfeed quiz to find out, and then join the Court for a digital performance. http://ms.spr.ly/6183p6PTv

“It would be doing an injustice to not think about how caring can be so beautiful and joyful, how caring for one another...
11/05/2020

“It would be doing an injustice to not think about how caring can be so beautiful and joyful, how caring for one another is how we show elements of love and kinship and friendships, especially in this heavy movement. We felt like we needed to find ways to bring forward both of those aspects,” @SmartMuseum Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives Berit Ness, on the exhibition "Take Care." Quote via the @ChicagoMaroon. Visit the exhibition in person - timed reservations are available free of charge at the Smart Museum's site: http://ms.spr.ly/6187ThvfP

Terrarium, the #UChicago Orientation game about climate change from Fourcast Labs, was selected for IndieCade from thous...
10/30/2020

Terrarium, the #UChicago Orientation game about climate change from Fourcast Labs, was selected for IndieCade from thousands of submissions across 5 continents! Read more: http://ms.spr.ly/6180T4Ndg

When COVID-19 radically shifted the way we move—and yes, dance—through the world, TAPS Lecturer Julia Rhoads was not abo...
10/28/2020

When COVID-19 radically shifted the way we move—and yes, dance—through the world, TAPS Lecturer Julia Rhoads was not about to sit still. Through a collaboration with her own dance company, Lucky Plush Productions, and UChicago's Dance Program in TAPS, Virtual Dance Lab was born. Read more: http://ms.spr.ly/6184TfvSg

From songwriting to squirrel observations, the players of Fourcast Lab's latest game, ECHO, have been up to...well, a lo...
10/27/2020

From songwriting to squirrel observations, the players of Fourcast Lab's latest game, ECHO, have been up to...well, a lot more than most. Watch this super cut of @UChicago Faculty challenges: http://ms.spr.ly/6184T4NXy

10/23/2020

The title of artist Jenny Holzer's @UChicago project, "YOU BE MY ALLY," is taken from "If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho," a translation by classicist Anne Carson. Listen to Carson herself read the poem.

10/23/2020
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The title of artist Jenny Holzer's @UChicago project, "YOU BE MY ALLY," is taken from "If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho," a translation by classicist Anne Carson. Listen to Carson herself read the poem in the video. #YOUBEMYALLY #JennyHolzer

"When was the last time that anybody sat in a room surrounded by LGBTQ books, where you could walk up and down the aisle...
10/22/2020

"When was the last time that anybody sat in a room surrounded by LGBTQ books, where you could walk up and down the aisles and just look at all the titles? It's a joyous experience." John D'Emilio, Historian and author of "Queer Legacies," University of Chicago Press latest release. http://ms.spr.ly/6189TNg7L

Taking Prof. Jessica Stockholder's outdoor painting class has allowed her to "mimic the experiences of artists like Céza...
10/21/2020

Taking Prof. Jessica Stockholder's outdoor painting class has allowed her to "mimic the experiences of artists like Cézanne or Monet," said fourth-year Defne Anlas, an economics major and visual arts minor. Read more from @UChicago News: http://ms.spr.ly/6183TIARZ

A historic exhibition, "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors," is the first large-scale show to be curated by an Indigenous per...
10/20/2020

A historic exhibition, "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors," is the first large-scale show to be curated by an Indigenous person. The @UChicago podcast "Big Brains" explores how scholars helped a Chicago museum rethink its representation of Indigenous peoples. Listen now: http://ms.spr.ly/6181TLm4f

What does it feel like to read Plato when the text is 10 feet tall, projected onto the @UChicagoSSA building? See for yo...
10/19/2020

What does it feel like to read Plato when the text is 10 feet tall, projected onto the @UChicagoSSA building? See for yourself with "YOU BE MY ALLY," the AR project by Jenny Holzer: Jennyholzer.uchicago.edu #YOUBEMYALLY #jennyholzer

© 2020 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Photo: Christopher Dilts

Could "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley get any more Gothic? Perhaps when her work is projected onto the Gothic archite...
10/16/2020

Could "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley get any more Gothic? Perhaps when her work is projected onto the Gothic architecture of #UChicago's campus. Explore "YOU BE MY ALLY," Jenny Holzer's project at The University of Chicago: http://ms.spr.ly/6189T0tnl

© 2020 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Photo: Christopher Dilt

#YOUBEMYALLY

Today is #UChicago Humanities Day! World-renowned faculty members from the Division of the Humanities at the University ...
10/16/2020

Today is #UChicago Humanities Day! World-renowned faculty members from the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago are presenting their latest research at this year's Humanities Day. Stream the conference here: http://ms.spr.ly/6187TLix9

"YOU BY MY ALLY," the collaboration between @UChicago and Jenny Holzer, sources text from current students and faculty f...
10/13/2020

"YOU BY MY ALLY," the collaboration between @UChicago and Jenny Holzer, sources text from current students and faculty from the Core, a distinct curriculum of the College that reflects the University’s commitment to open discourse and critical inquiry. Experience "YOU BE MY ALLY" at home or on campus: Jennyholzer.uchicago.edu

The "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors" exhibition at @UChiCollegium opened on March 12 with a parade led by a group of Apsá...
10/12/2020

The "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors" exhibition at @UChiCollegium opened on March 12 with a parade led by a group of Apsáalooke dancers, drummers, elders, and participants on horseback. The event began on @UChicago's Main Quadrangle with a land acknowledgment by Roman Family Director Jonathan Lear and a prayer led by Apsáalooke Sacred Tobacco Society Pipe Carrier Grant Bulltail. At the time, the COVID19 crisis had yet to blossom in Chicago and we're grateful we were able to experience this incredible event in person. The @UChiCollegium is currently closed, but the digital components of the exhibition, including installation photography and video, are available at @UChiCollegium's website. Photo by Max Herman.

Up now on our blog: Read selected works by poet Rita Dove. University of Chicago Presents hosts a panel and performance ...
10/12/2020

Up now on our blog: Read selected works by poet Rita Dove. University of Chicago Presents hosts a panel and performance on Oct 12 with Dove and her collaboration "A Standing Witness" with composer Richard Danielpour, part of the "Music from Copland House" series. http://ms.spr.ly/6187TIwB7

Open your screens as a family and delve into ancient trading practices, make your own money, and create your own cool co...
10/10/2020

Open your screens as a family and delve into ancient trading practices, make your own money, and create your own cool coins in this collaborative family day with the OI Museum and Smart Museum of Art! http://ms.spr.ly/6189TvsTv

Precious stone inlays from the Treasury at the Achaemenid city of Persepolis, including small beards made of lapis lazui...
10/09/2020

Precious stone inlays from the Treasury at the Achaemenid city of Persepolis, including small beards made of lapis lazui and onyx eye stones. Excavated during the OI Persian Expedition in Iran in 1935. The Oriental Institute - University of Chicago is open to visitors — head over to their profile to book your ticket today!

Sign up to play "ECHO," @UChicago's Fourcast Lab's newest game! Fourcast is recruiting undergraduate students, graduate ...
10/07/2020

Sign up to play "ECHO," @UChicago's Fourcast Lab's newest game! Fourcast is recruiting undergraduate students, graduate students, alums, staff, and faculty to play—submit by midnight Oct 8 to join a team. http://ms.spr.ly/6183TxpZx

Arts + Public Life (APL) is looking for South Side creatives for our Vends + Vibes 2020 month-long celebration and virtu...
10/07/2020

Arts + Public Life (APL) is looking for South Side creatives for our Vends + Vibes 2020 month-long celebration and virtual marketplace. The application is officially open now through Monday, October 12, 2020.

"Nine Lives" at The Renaissance Society takes shape around a diverse set of protagonists, as if this exhibition were a c...
10/06/2020

"Nine Lives" at The Renaissance Society takes shape around a diverse set of protagonists, as if this exhibition were a collection of short stories or personal essays told from different points of view. These figures—whether real or imagined—come forward in the artworks, which offer intimate but imperfect access to their respective lives." The exhibition is on view until Oct 12- and you can reserve a tour to see the exhibition in person on Tock. Visit the @rensoc Instagram to learn more about planning your visit. Admission is free. Pictured, works on view by Toyin Ojih Odutola. #ninelives #rensoc #renaissancesociety #uchicagoarts #uchicago #toyinojihodutola #FeministArtCoalition

"YOU BY MY ALLY," the collaboration between The University of Chicago and artist Jenny Holzer launches today. The AR pro...
10/05/2020

"YOU BY MY ALLY," the collaboration between The University of Chicago and artist Jenny Holzer launches today. The AR project sources text from current students and faculty from the Core, a distinct curriculum of the College that reflects the University’s commitment to open discourse and critical inquiry. Visit http://ms.spr.ly/6187Taec5 to see for yourself! #youbemyally

Many of our on campus museums are still closed due to the COVID19 pandemic. However, our family programming is still goi...
10/02/2020

Many of our on campus museums are still closed due to the COVID19 pandemic. However, our family programming is still going strong! The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Smart Museum of Art, and the Oriental Institute - University of Chicago all offer free + fun digital family programming.

👋 Hello The University of Chicago students! Join Smart Museum of Art for a virtual tour of the museum's resources and op...
10/01/2020

👋 Hello The University of Chicago students! Join Smart Museum of Art for a virtual tour of the museum's resources and opportunities today at 4pm. http://ms.spr.ly/6184Tv912

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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...