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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.

Artist Gillian Wearing’s work in "Another Idea" titled, "Dancing in Peckham," was originally filmed in 1994. Gillian rec...
06/08/2020

Artist Gillian Wearing’s work in "Another Idea" titled, "Dancing in Peckham," was originally filmed in 1994. Gillian recorded herself dancing to just the sounds in her head in a busy South London shopping center as passersby looked contemptuous or indifferent. Visit "Another Idea," the new exhibition at the Gray Center: http://ms.spr.ly/6184TcQ30 #anotheridea

"Not only do survivors of the Burge police torture still struggle from traumatic memories, but there are also still many...
06/08/2020

"Not only do survivors of the Burge police torture still struggle from traumatic memories, but there are also still many victims who have yet to be released. 'Yeah, it’s happening right now, they’re still here! They’re still fighting!'”—Hannah Jasper, the curator for "Still Here: Torture, Resiliency, and the Art of Memorializing" a 2019 exhibition at @ArtsPublicLife, co-presented by Chicago Torture Justice Memorials. Above, an installation image from the exhibition.

06/08/2020
The Ballad of Rudolph Reed.mp4

Gwendolyn Brooks' birthday was June 7. All month we've been celebrating her birthday for #GlobalGwen, a campaign in partnership with the Brooks Foundation. "The Ballad of Rudolph Reed" is read by one of our community partners, ASÉ: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers, and recorded by ASÉ board member Joanne Thomas.

A detail shot of "Eden and Something About a Living Room" by Alana Ferguson, MFA student at @UChicago.
05/29/2020

A detail shot of "Eden and Something About a Living Room" by Alana Ferguson, MFA student at @UChicago.

The University of Chicago Department of Music is excited to announce the launch of a streaming humanities lecture series...
05/28/2020

The University of Chicago Department of Music is excited to announce the launch of a streaming humanities lecture series titled Music Revealed, bringing captivating insights in music straight to your home. http://ms.spr.ly/6182TiaAC

Throwback to UChicago’s Renaissance banquet, complete with period costumes, music, and cuisine! The recipes for the nigh...
05/27/2020

Throwback to UChicago’s Renaissance banquet, complete with period costumes, music, and cuisine! The recipes for the night were adapted from Opera dell’arte del cucinare by Bartolomeo Scappi, who served as chef to two popes—try out his gnocchi recipe from 1570: http://ms.spr.ly/6189TiaND

"You know, there are plenty of people who still don’t consider game design to be art. Of course, that depends on their d...
05/22/2020

"You know, there are plenty of people who still don’t consider game design to be art. Of course, that depends on their definition of art. Regardless, that has always struck me as an absurdly conservative position. However you classify it, I think of most of my art work as belonging to the field of experience design. My art isn’t primarily about the usual media aesthetics triumvirate of image, sound, and text. All three of those realms matter to me. But I’m more interested in constructing worlds that also invite performance and real-time exchanges between creators and audiences."— The University of Chicago Professor Patrick Jagoda

"Co-Creating Worlds: An Interview with Guggenheim Fellow and UChicago Professor Patrick Jagoda" is up now on our blog: http://ms.spr.ly/6189Tiw3Z

How did the team at Logan Center Exhibitions replicate a century old pot? With some help of the @FieldMuseum, of course....
05/21/2020

How did the team at Logan Center Exhibitions replicate a century old pot? With some help of the @FieldMuseum, of course. More on our blog: http://ms.spr.ly/6189TipjJ

Missing Rockefeller Chapel? Last fall, UChicago Arts sat down with Carilloner Joey Brink to find out what the most reque...
05/20/2020

Missing Rockefeller Chapel? Last fall, UChicago Arts sat down with Carilloner Joey Brink to find out what the most requested songs are. Click the link to hear his rendition of popular tunes like Let It Be, Colors of the Wind, and the Kahoot theme on the carillon. http://ms.spr.ly/6189TiOlZ

Tuesdays at 8pm, explore the experimental new series "Gray Sound Sessions"  with the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry: htt...
05/19/2020

Tuesdays at 8pm, explore the experimental new series "Gray Sound Sessions" with the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry: http://ms.spr.ly/6188TiJnk

"“Last quarter, I had something like eight football players⁠ in my Dance Composition class, and they were all so investe...
05/13/2020

"“Last quarter, I had something like eight football players⁠ in my Dance Composition class, and they were all so invested in the work."—Julia Rhoads, TAPS lecturer, discusses her new courses that are "designed to appeal to lifelong dancers and newbies alike." Read more from @UChicagoCollege: http://ms.spr.ly/6189T95lN

"For Theater[24] participants, the first weekend of the quarter typically represents a return to the gambit; students me...
05/11/2020

"For Theater[24] participants, the first weekend of the quarter typically represents a return to the gambit; students meet on the first Friday back to campus and put six plays together by Saturday night. The University’s transition to remote learning this quarter, however, presented an obstacle to the company’s modus operandi — one that it quickly sidestepped with a move to audio drama, rebranding itself 'Radio[24].'" Read the full piece from UChicago College: http://ms.spr.ly/6182T95ly

"But the creators of the game are trying to make something different, to allow us to connect in a new, strange way. More...
05/08/2020

"But the creators of the game are trying to make something different, to allow us to connect in a new, strange way. More than that, it’ll motivate us to connect in a new, strange way, rather than just isolate ourselves to our Zoom classes and bedrooms. A Labyrinth, and experiences like it, cannot replace our campus life, but it can allow us to create a different type of community together—or at least try—in light of the unfamiliar world we have found ourselves in." — The Chicago Maroon, http://ms.spr.ly/6189T9zoJ

“But what does it mean for the melon to sound good?” asks Luu, a Los Angeles-based artist who recently earned a master’s...
05/07/2020

“But what does it mean for the melon to sound good?” asks Luu, a Los Angeles-based artist who recently earned a master’s in art history at the University of Chicago. “Everyone has a shifting idea of what that is.” That’s one of many absurdities that sprout from this virtual melon patch whose airborne architecture was inspired by the plate-glass Crystal Palace that was home to London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, a structure that was “a manifestation of human architectural power [attempting] to perfect nature,” according to Yao, who earned his MFA in art and technology at the School of the Art Institute and is designing the virtual universe of the melon patch. http://ms.spr.ly/6183T9zqW

A gift to the arts at The University of Chicago provides critical support and ensures continued resilience for our artis...
05/05/2020

A gift to the arts at The University of Chicago provides critical support and ensures continued resilience for our artists and community partners in this time of urgent need. Celebrate the work of our arts community by giving to UChicagoArts through #UChicagoTogether: http://ms.spr.ly/6186T9Elo

Wu offers Material art as “a thoroughly cosmopolitan approach within contemporary Chinese art and a culturally informed ...
05/05/2020

Wu offers Material art as “a thoroughly cosmopolitan approach within contemporary Chinese art and a culturally informed regional approach within global contemporary art.” Rather than creating pictorial signifiers of Chinese identity, the resulting works “‘distill’ essential substances of traditional material culture...transform[ing] such shared cultural properties into a personalized visual language.” http://ms.spr.ly/6188TgLn0

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the cover is good enough to make an exception. As life as usual...
05/02/2020

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the cover is good enough to make an exception. As life as usual is suspended and many people are working from home, it’s the perfect time to pick up a beautiful book and delve into the stories inside. Here are the picks from a few of our colleagues at the UChicago Press for covers (and contents) worth checking out. Read more from our blog, In Practice: http://ms.spr.ly/6184TgIhk

"For me, the classics are always, always relevant. You can always find something within a classic. Even if it’s dated, t...
05/01/2020

"For me, the classics are always, always relevant. You can always find something within a classic. Even if it’s dated, there’s still some nugget there."—Community Programs Manager, Aaron Mays on the Court Theatre's Spotlight Reading Series. Read more about the program on our blog, In Practice: http://ms.spr.ly/6189Tg9ih

Make some art from common household objects this weekend! Though the Smart Museum of Art family day has been cancelled, ...
05/01/2020

Make some art from common household objects this weekend!

Though the Smart Museum of Art family day has been cancelled, you can still get creative with the Smart Museum of Art while you shelter in place! Artist and museum educator Erik L. Peterson brings the fun and innovative hands-on artmaking into your home in a series of instructional videos that illustrate how to make art out of materials in your recycling bin. http://ms.spr.ly/6182TgIN2

A still image from the 1959 film "The Cry of Jazz," a film that "could only have been made in Hyde Park." Read more from...
04/30/2020

A still image from the 1959 film "The Cry of Jazz," a film that "could only have been made in Hyde Park." Read more from the University of Chicago Magazine: http://ms.spr.ly/6185TeaNB

04/29/2020

When Dwight M. Cleveland, MBA ’87, sees a film poster that has ascended from advertising to art, “it’s just really kind of a visceral thing,” he says. “Most of the stuff that I buy, it’s like a chemical reaction when I see it.” With its hand-tinted art deco graphics, this lobby card for Wolf Song (1929) catalyzed Cleveland’s collecting passion. Read more about it and see more images from his collection in University of Chicago Magazine: http://ms.spr.ly/6188TeqpA

T@UChicago's Professor Rachel Cohen is blogging daily about one painting, through what she's dubbed "The Frederick Proje...
04/28/2020

[email protected]'s Professor Rachel Cohen is blogging daily about one painting, through what she's dubbed "The Frederick Project," in tribute to the small gray-brown mouse in Leo Lionni's children’s story. Frederick is the mouse who stores up colors while the other mice are storing grain, and then does his best to describe what he remembers when the gray days come. Follow along with "The Frederick Project" here:http://ms.spr.ly/6181T58Sv

04/27/2020

The Virtual Monologue Festival at Court Theatre offers an opportunity for students to participate in small group workshops over the course of 2 weeks. In these virtual meetings, the participants will be coached by professional artists and their peers towards one of two goals: writing a 1-minute original monologue, or developing a monologue for performance. We have a team of amazing teaching artists ready to coach students through writing and preforming original work. Register before 5pm, today! http://ms.spr.ly/6185TgbsV

Are you joining Lucky Plush Productions' Virtual Dance Lab? Which class has been your favorite?! Don’t forget to check o...
04/27/2020
Virtual Dance Lab — Lucky Plush Productions

Are you joining Lucky Plush Productions' Virtual Dance Lab? Which class has been your favorite?! Don’t forget to check out this week’s schedule here: http://ms.spr.ly/6183TeqKS

Lucky Plush Productions is a company-in-residence in Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at UChicago. We are partnering with the TAPS Dance Program to provide online dance and movement classes to the University community and beyond.

Mavis Staples in 1962 at the second annual University of Chicago Folk Festival. Read about the Staples Singers' visit to...
04/24/2020

Mavis Staples in 1962 at the second annual University of Chicago Folk Festival. Read about the Staples Singers' visit to The University of Chicago: http://ms.spr.ly/6189TeqHc

The University of Chicago is organizing additional ways to support healthcare workers and people across Chicago’s South ...
04/23/2020
University of Chicago Coronavirus Updates

The University of Chicago is organizing additional ways to support healthcare workers and people across Chicago’s South Side, including access to food for those most in need. Learn how UChicago is responding to COVID-19 here: http://ms.spr.ly/6184TeqGq.

This page is designed to keep members of the University of Chicago community informed about the public health situation related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

"I like to say that my roommate, Savannah “Annah” Gregory, AB’95, and I single-handedly raised the U of C from 300 on th...
04/22/2020

"I like to say that my roommate, Savannah “Annah” Gregory, AB’95, and I single-handedly raised the U of C from 300 on the Top 300 Party Schools to 298." Read University of Chicago Magazine's questions for the writer, director, The University of Chicago alum, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Matilda Szydagis, AB’95. http://ms.spr.ly/6180TeCgE

We're looking back through the archives of UChicago Magazine.This behind-the-scenes shot of Maggie Smith in "The Prime o...
04/21/2020

We're looking back through the archives of UChicago Magazine.This behind-the-scenes shot of Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969) is one of several seldom-seen images included in film historian Stephen Tapert’s (AM’02) book, "Best Actress." http://ms.spr.ly/6186T58Wo

"'Are you Irish?' he asked. Aileen told him she was, and he gave her a friendly pat on the back. 'I’m Irish too!' And I ...
04/20/2020

"'Are you Irish?' he asked. Aileen told him she was, and he gave her a friendly pat on the back. 'I’m Irish too!' And I remember thinking, 'You are this exotic creature,' she says now. 'Why would you possibly want to be Irish?'"

The exchange set off a lifetime of thought about Irish identity—who claims it, who wants it, and why. Ethnomusicologist Aileen Dillane, PhD ’09, says traditional music remains a cornerstone of Irish identity, even as the definition of Irishness has shifted. http://ms.spr.ly/6181TeqDZ

04/17/2020
Smart at Home on Vimeo

Make some art from common household objects @SmartUChicago! Artist and museum educator Erik L. Peterson brings the fun and innovative hands-on artmaking into your home in a series of instructional videos that illustrate how to make art out of materials in your recycling bin. http://ms.spr.ly/6182T5pL6

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04/16/2020
COVID-19: Staying at home

You can help save lives by staying home. UChicago Medicine's Dr. Emily Landon explains how all of us can make #ThousandsOfDifferences to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. http://ms.spr.ly/6186TeUhm

Staying at home: a sacrifice that can make #thousandsofdifferences. Dr. Emily Landon explains how we can flatten the #COVID-19 curve.

A short story by Betty Howland, AB’55, from "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage," as excerpted in the University of Chicago ...
04/14/2020

A short story by Betty Howland, AB’55, from "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage," as excerpted in the University of Chicago Magazine: http://ms.spr.ly/6182TexHe

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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...