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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.

Jae Jarrell is an artist that utilizes the body and her garment art to promote black pride. A co-founder of Chicago's Af...
02/25/2020

Jae Jarrell is an artist that utilizes the body and her garment art to promote black pride. A co-founder of Chicago's AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) art collective, her works focused on the importance of the black family and community. Her 1969 piece "Urban Wall Suit" paid homage to graffiti and concert posters that covered the streets of black neighborhoods in Chicago, re-using scraps and patches to resemble bricks and message boards. The suit proclaimed messages like "Vote Democrat," "Black Princess," and other empowering messages. February is #BlackHistoryMonth; all month, we will highlight the work of black artists in the #UChicago community and beyond.

Looking for publications documenting experiences of the LGBTQ community or a leather-bound copy of Edmund Spenser’s Faer...
02/24/2020
Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections | UChicago Arts | The University of Chicago

Looking for publications documenting experiences of the LGBTQ community or a leather-bound copy of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene? Look no further than the current exhibition, "Expanding Sources" at the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center. http://ms.spr.ly/6189TkfGZ

As academic fields expand and diversify, Special Collections is building collections to support these new directions. Researchers are drawing on original materials in many areas including race and gender, cinema and media, graphic design, arts practice, and cross-cultural global studies. This exhibi...

The University of Chicago Professor Jacqueline Stewart—host of Silent Sunday Nights on Turner Classic Movies: TCM and th...
02/22/2020
6 Films to Watch for Black History Month, Recommended by an Expert

The University of Chicago Professor Jacqueline Stewart—host of Silent Sunday Nights on Turner Classic Movies: TCM and the network’s first black host—offers, in her own words, six suggestions of films to watch for insights into the black experience. http://ms.spr.ly/6185TZLeT

Jacqueline Stewart, Turner Classic Movies' first black host, recommends six films that share a "concern for trying to tell the truth about the African-American experience"

Harold Mendez brings together objects, images, and sounds—all with their own multiple and layered histories—culled from ...
02/21/2020
Harold Mendez: The years now | UChicago Arts | The University of Chicago

Harold Mendez brings together objects, images, and sounds—all with their own multiple and layered histories—culled from sites across the Americas and spanning from pre-Columbian times to the present. Currently on view at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. http://ms.spr.ly/6181Tkf1T

Los Angeles–based artist Harold Mendez brings together objects, images, and sounds—all with their own multiple and layered histories—culled from sites across the Americas and spanning from pre-Columbian times to the present. Transformed and reconfigured into poetic assemblages, they evoke the ...

Chen Zhen, "Crystal Landscape of the Inner Body." On view as part of the Smart Museum of Art's "The Allure of Matter: Ma...
02/20/2020

Chen Zhen, "Crystal Landscape of the Inner Body." On view as part of the Smart Museum of Art's "The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China." http://ms.spr.ly/6185TkfEZ

02/19/2020

Currently on view at @ArtsPublicLife: "S is for Soul Sister Exhibition," by photographer Okunola Jeyifous.

02/19/2020

Currently on view at Arts and Public Life: "S is for Soul Sister Exhibition," by photographer Okunola Jeyifous.

Latoya Ruby Frazier is a professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work utilizes photo...
02/18/2020

Latoya Ruby Frazier is a professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work utilizes photography, video and performance to build visual archives that address social justice. Her exhibit "The Last Cruze" came to UChicago's @rensoc this fall, a series of photos reflecting on the recently "unallocated" GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, and the consequences for its workers. Her work investigates labor, family, community, and the working class. February is #BlackHistoryMonth; all month, we will highlight the work of black artists in the #UChicago Community and beyond.

Where can you see the wedding dress worn by Eva Overton, wife of Dr. Julian H. Lewis and daughter of Anthony Overton, fo...
02/17/2020
Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections | UChicago Arts | The University of Chicago

Where can you see the wedding dress worn by Eva Overton, wife of Dr. Julian H. Lewis and daughter of Anthony Overton, founder of the leading African American newspaper, the Chicago Bee? Only at University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center. http://ms.spr.ly/6188TkfDe

As academic fields expand and diversify, Special Collections is building collections to support these new directions. Researchers are drawing on original materials in many areas including race and gender, cinema and media, graphic design, arts practice, and cross-cultural global studies. This exhibi...

A suite of #UChicago Valentine's Day cards made with some of our favorite architectural buildings on campus? Don't mind ...
02/14/2020

A suite of #UChicago Valentine's Day cards made with some of our favorite architectural buildings on campus? Don't mind if we do.

Need a card for that special someone? We've got you covered.

Happy Valentine's Day, #UChicago!

"Consent not to be a single being," Harold Mendez. Currently on view at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: "H...
02/14/2020

"Consent not to be a single being," Harold Mendez. Currently on view at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: "Harold Mendez: The years now" through March 8.

"The Allure of Matter" is divided into two halves, taking up the entire footprints of the Smart Museum of Art on the Sou...
02/13/2020

"The Allure of Matter" is divided into two halves, taking up the entire footprints of the Smart Museum of Art on the South Side and Wrightwood 659 on the North Side. To fully experience the exhibition, visit both locations. http://ms.spr.ly/6183TZMMT

"When Breasted first envisioned the Institute, it was as an exploration of the lineage of 'The West.' Now, Woods sees th...
02/12/2020
Millennia of History in 100 Years

"When Breasted first envisioned the Institute, it was as an exploration of the lineage of 'The West.' Now, Woods sees the OI as studying “the first data point” in the story of many human innovations." The Chicago Maroon sits down with the Oriental Institute - University of Chicago. http://ms.spr.ly/6184Tkf6q

As the OI turns 100, Grey City examines the Institute's complicated history and vision for the future.

@UChicago Professor Eve Ewing is a nationally acclaimed writer, poet, and Twitter celebrity, commenting on everything fr...
02/11/2020

@UChicago Professor Eve Ewing is a nationally acclaimed writer, poet, and Twitter celebrity, commenting on everything from race in publishing to Star Wars. She made a splash on the pop culture scene when she began writing for the Marvel Comics series Ironheart, which features black teenager RiRi Williams as Iron Man's successor. February is #BlackHistoryMonth; all month, we will highlight the work of black artists in the #UChicago Community and beyond.

The Library’s earliest Russian translation of Homer, published in 1776-1778. An engaging board game from the 1960s promo...
02/10/2020

The Library’s earliest Russian translation of Homer, published in 1776-1778. An engaging board game from the 1960s promoting careers for young girls. A selection of colorful Chicago jazz posters from concerts, festivals, and performances by individual artists. All of these are on view at University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center as part of their new exhibition. http://ms.spr.ly/6186TZMMM

“It was great to see this revamped because it was initially a learning tool for African-American children in the ’70s to...
02/09/2020
"S is for Soul Sister" Remembers a Forgotten Alphabet

“It was great to see this revamped because it was initially a learning tool for African-American children in the ’70s to identify with themselves and to see people that looked like them who are learning and teaching them,”—Cheryl Reese, who posed for "T is for Talk" as a child, told The Chicago Maroon about the project. "S is for Soul Sister" is on view now at Arts and Public Life. http://ms.spr.ly/6182TZLky

Molecular biologist and photographer Okunola Jeyifous rediscovers the story and people behind the “Black ABC’s” flashcards with the UChicago Arts incubator staff in his exhibition "S is for Soul Sister" on display now until March 20.

“Our intention is not only to preserve but to showcase this music, to allow musicians to connect with one another and wi...
02/08/2020
‘Folk music’ means more than ‘acoustic’ or ‘past,’ come to the 60th Folk Festival and find out

“Our intention is not only to preserve but to showcase this music, to allow musicians to connect with one another and with audiences,” says Eli Haber, The University of Chicago second-year who is co-president of the society which hosts the 60th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival, happening this Feb. 14-15. Read more: http://ms.spr.ly/6185TwBvb

The 60th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival is Feb. 14-15 in Hyde Park. It has decades of tradition, but don't call it a fest of the past.

Hyde Park native Naomi Beckwith broke boundaries when she became senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chica...
02/07/2020

Hyde Park native Naomi Beckwith broke boundaries when she became senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She spearheaded the first-ever survey of the works of Howardena Pindell, a pioneering black multimedia artist who experimented with a vast range of materials and techniques. Her work tackles social ills and, after her traumatic car accident, identity and self reflection as a means of healing. February is #BlackHistoryMonth; all month, we will highlight the work of black artists in the #UChicago Community and beyond.

Discover the importance of art in an international dialogue at the US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art today, Feb 6, ...
02/06/2020

Discover the importance of art in an international dialogue at the US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art today, Feb 6, featuring panel discussions and performances. Register here: http://ms.spr.ly/6186TZMzk

Tomorrow, The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art, examines the ways art is being used to understand international af...
02/05/2020

Tomorrow, The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art, examines the ways art is being used to understand international affairs, technology, urban development and more. Join artists Xu Bing, Miao Ling, Wang Lu, and more: http://ms.spr.ly/6189TZMKW

Friday, hear from professors, artists, and international officials on the contemporary uses of art to reflect on the rap...
02/04/2020

Friday, hear from professors, artists, and international officials on the contemporary uses of art to reflect on the rapidly changing world order at the US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art. http://ms.spr.ly/6189TZMKd

The University of Chicago professor Jacqueline Stewart made history this year as the first African-American host at Turn...
02/04/2020

The University of Chicago professor Jacqueline Stewart made history this year as the first African-American host at Turner Classic Movies. A Chicago native, member of the Film Preservation Board and director of the non-profit Black Cinema House Stewart's career has been dedicated to honoring film made by historically overlooked black artists. She founded the the South Side Home Movie Project in "an effort to build an alternative visual archive of the South Side.” February is #BlackHistoryMonth; all month, we will highlight the work of black artists in the #UChicago Community and beyond.

"With the Year of Chicago Music, we will be celebrating Chicago’s sounds and rhythms,"—Mayor Lori Lightfoot. @UChicagoAr...
02/03/2020

"With the Year of Chicago Music, we will be celebrating Chicago’s sounds and rhythms,"—Mayor Lori Lightfoot. @UChicagoArts is excited to participate in Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events "Year of Chicago Music." Learn more: http://ms.spr.ly/6184TZaHG

It's Fashion Week 2020 - where do fashion designers get their ideas? Three @UChicago designers explain. From @UChicagoMa...
02/03/2020

It's Fashion Week 2020 - where do fashion designers get their ideas? Three @UChicago designers explain. From @UChicagoMag http://ms.spr.ly/6189TZMKT

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art is convened by UChicago Arts in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, a...
02/02/2020

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art is convened by UChicago Arts in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, and explores how China and the United States intersect, interact, and overlap through the arts. Happening this Friday: http://ms.spr.ly/6187TZMJx

Cheryl Reese holds an original Black ABC poster at the @artspubliclife gallery; she was "T is for talk." Portraits by Ok...
01/31/2020

Cheryl Reese holds an original Black ABC poster at the @artspubliclife gallery; she was "T is for talk." Portraits by Okunola Jeyifous of the now-adult subjects in the 1970s education series will be exhibited in "S is for Soul Sister," which runs Jan. 17 to March 20. http://ms.spr.ly/6182TZirj

An esteemed rosters of writers, artists, and professors, a MacArthur Fellow, and a Consul General of China are among the...
01/31/2020

An esteemed rosters of writers, artists, and professors, a MacArthur Fellow, and a Consul General of China are among the speakers at the US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art. On Feb 6, they all come together to examine the international significance of art between the two countries. http://ms.spr.ly/6183TZMJP

“A lot of what I’ve been interested in is how materials hold history, psychology and the ways in which who we are and wh...
01/29/2020

“A lot of what I’ve been interested in is how materials hold history, psychology and the ways in which who we are and what we think about and what we care about is embedded in stuff." A new installation by John Preus, MFA'05, at The University of Chicago is using reclaimed furniture with a storied past to stage discussions around difficult topics. Read more from WGN TV: http://ms.spr.ly/6184TZnmm

Discover the global significance of art at the US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art on Feb 6 as UChicago faculty and a...
01/29/2020

Discover the global significance of art at the US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art on Feb 6 as UChicago faculty and acclaimed Chinese artists reflect on how art functions as an analytic tool to interpret society. http://ms.spr.ly/6180TZMJM

At 66, Warren has a quiet intensity that persists even after her guarded cheerfulness relaxes into warmth. “I think in t...
01/28/2020

At 66, Warren has a quiet intensity that persists even after her guarded cheerfulness relaxes into warmth. “I think in the last few years, I have wanted my poems to be permeable and even more wounded by experiences,” she says. Read more from The University of Chicago News: http://ms.spr.ly/6185TZMHL

If you were a fan of the movie “Knives Out” and see tweedy old Christie as in need of some shaking up for a new moment, ...
01/27/2020

If you were a fan of the movie “Knives Out” and see tweedy old Christie as in need of some shaking up for a new moment, you’ll likely have similar fun here, watching everyone cavort around Arnel Sancianco’s amusing set. Read more from the @ChicagoTribune

Groundbreaking Chinese artists are coming to UChicago for the fifth annual US-China Forum: The Matter of Art, a transnat...
01/27/2020
US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art | 中美論壇-2020: 藝術這事

Groundbreaking Chinese artists are coming to UChicago for the fifth annual US-China Forum: The Matter of Art, a transnational dialogue on how art is produced and utilized to create new perspectives on international happenings. http://ms.spr.ly/6180TkzSG

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art is convened by UChicago Arts in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, and explores how China and the United States intersect, interact, and overlap through the arts. The program features in-depth conversations between renowned Chinese artists and dist...

Farr Associates and Woodhouse Tinucci Architects have transformed a 1964 Edward Durell Stone building on the University ...
01/26/2020
2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Building Renovation — Civic

Farr Associates and Woodhouse Tinucci Architects have transformed a 1964 Edward Durell Stone building on the University of Chicago’s South Campus into the Keller Center, winning a 2019 Best of Design Award winner for Building Renovation from @ArchPaper http://ms.spr.ly/6184TkzU2

The renovation of the Keller Center in Chicago has won Farr Associates the 2019 Best of Design Award for civic building renovation.

His first permanent outdoor commission, “Black Vessel for a Saint,” is in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and “Assembl...
01/25/2020
‘Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall’ at the Walker; ‘Intention’ at Circa Gallery | MinnPost

His first permanent outdoor commission, “Black Vessel for a Saint,” is in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and “Assembly Hall” is his first major U.S. exhibition. Working with curator Victoria Sung, Gates turned four rooms into four distinct but related experiences. http://ms.spr.ly/6189TkzU7

Also: Katha Dance Theatre at the Southern; 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards coming up; and more.

The stamps, which span from 1962 to 2018, capture a variety of scenes, settings and characters—ranging from explicit pro...
01/24/2020
Stamp collection provides rare picture of North Korea

The stamps, which span from 1962 to 2018, capture a variety of scenes, settings and characters—ranging from explicit propaganda to traditional Korean garb to simple depictions of wildlife. “I was very surprised,” said Jee-Young Park, the Korean Studies librarian at UChicago who built the collection. “It’s not only political matters. It’s a variety of subjects, like nature, culture, history, art and music.” http://ms.spr.ly/6188TkzUA

Stamp collection provides rare picture of North Korea

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art, aims to explore and interrogate how the two countries engage via the arts. S...
01/23/2020
US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art | 中美論壇-2020: 藝術這事

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art, aims to explore and interrogate how the two countries engage via the arts. See performances and panels by innovative Chinese artists and distinguished UChicago faculty on Thursday, Feb 6. http://ms.spr.ly/6185TkzWW

The US-China Forum 2020: The Matter of Art is convened by UChicago Arts in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, and explores how China and the United States intersect, interact, and overlap through the arts. The program features in-depth conversations between renowned Chinese artists and dist...

Hear from collector, artist, and @UChicago Alumni Patric McCoy, AB'69, on the stories and characters that populate his p...
01/22/2020
An Interview with Patric McCoy | Smart Museum of Art

Hear from collector, artist, and @UChicago Alumni Patric McCoy, AB'69, on the stories and characters that populate his photography. His work part of the exhibition, "Down Time," 2019, at @SmartUChicago. http://ms.spr.ly/6184TXQlp

Patric McCoy discusses his series of black-and-white photographs of the Rialto Tap with the student organizers of 'Down Time: On the Art of Retreat.'

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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...