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Urban Observatory Program Final Presentation

Thursday, July 31, 2014
10:00 AM

Local high school students have been working on individual projects for the past six weeks through the Arts|Science Initiative. Check out their projects and presentations, which focused on the scientific and artistic aspects of the Woodlawn community.

Dee Alexander CD release concert: Songs My Mother Loves

Friday, August 1, 2014
7:00 PM

Logan Center Performance Hall

Three-Day Summer Teacher Workshop: Exploring Archaeology with the Common Core

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
9:30 AM

Oriental Institute

FILM: Treasure Seekers: From Passion to Plunder

Sunday, August 10, 2014
2:00 PM

Oriental Institute
Free admission

Third Thursday: Meso Chicago

Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:30 PM

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
5:00 PM

Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Free admission

Jazz Jam Session with the Microcosmic Sound Orchestra

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM to Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Sundays, 2-5pm
Arts Incubator, Washington Park
Free admission

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds: Beginner Level

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:30 PM to Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Washington Park Arts Incubator
Free admission

Family Day: Blob Monsters

Saturday, September 6, 2014
1:00 PM

Smart Museum of Art


Prairie Avenue Live

Thursday, July 31, 2014
5:00 PM

The soundscapes of Prairie Avenue and the Arts Incubator collide to create a sound-reactive LED installation.

Washington Park Arts Incubator
Free admission

USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic— affair of the heart

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Free admission

Testimony: David Boykin in Conversation

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:00 PM

Logan Center Gallery
Free admission

Testimony: David Boykin, Krista Franklin & Andres L. Hernandez

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00 PM to Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Logan Center
Free admission

Serial Drawings: Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi, Robert Lucy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission


Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014

Logan Center, Gallery 107

Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways

Saturday, September 27, 2014 to Sunday, December 21, 2014

Smart Museum of Art

Exhibition: Researching Mexico

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Regenstein Library
Special Collections Research Center


2014-15 Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants

Funding support for trans-disciplinary research between students in humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Applications due October 21, 2014.

Three arts leaders with UChicago ties to receive National Medal of Arts

Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, who designed the University’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and arts patron Joan Harris to be honored at White House ceremony on July 28, 2014.

Q & A with UChicago Architect Steve Wiesenthal

Steve Wiesenthal, Senior Associate Vice President and University Architect at UChicago, reveals reasoning behind architectural choices, specifically the Logan Center for the Arts and the choice to put Tod Williams and Billie Tsien in charge.

Arts + Public Life receives a 2014 ArtPlace America grant

Arts + Public Life receives $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America to support program launching artist-led business within Washington Park community.

World premiere of Arts|Science Grant Recipient Andrew McManus' "Strobe"

PhD student Andrew McManus's composition Strobe was chosen from a field of more than 400 submitted works to open New York Philharmonic's Biennial concert on June 3, 2014.

Edes Prize winner depicts the woman who pioneered radio sound effects

Lila Newman, AB'09, wins the Edes Prize with the interesting topic of early radio sound effects.

Janel M. Mueller Award for Excellence in Pedagogy

Saeed Ghahremani, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Scott Wolniak, Lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts, were recognized for their outstanding pedagogical contributions at the 2014 Division of the Humanities Diploma and Hooding Ceremony in Mandel Hall.

Mellon Foundation grant to support art history initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded three grants totaling $1.3M to the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, and UChicago to provide emerging art historians with training in the techniques, materials, and physical properties of works of art.

Arts|Science Initiative announces the 2014 Faculty Collaboration Grant

The Arts|Science Initiative awarded its 2014 Faculty Collaboration Grant to UChicago professors Dr. Melissa Gilliam and Patrick Jagoda to support the development of a Mobile Games Unit for the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab.

Around Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia

During July and August, CSO will perform outdoors at Ravinia, presenting musical events ranging from a Tchaikovsky Spectacular to a Lord of the Rings screening and soundtrack performance. Buy tickets here.

Phantoms in the Dirt

July 24–October 5
Museum of Contemporary Photography
The work of 16 artsists presents an array of physical remnants and enigmatic traces, ranging from cryptic objects to the marks of human activity in rugged landscapes.

Chicago Dancing Festival

The Harris Theatre's annual Chicago Dance Festival features Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Julliard School, the Joffrey Ballet, and more. Tickets are sold out for the Saturday, August 2 opening, but there will be a free simulcast at 7:30pm at Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park.

John Preus: The Beast

April 13–August 3, 2014
UChicago MFA-holder John Preus presents The Beast, a new space for cultural inquiry, public dialogue and creative production in the Hyde Park Art Center.

100 100s on the One and a Half: Shane Huffman

Photographic art by Department of Visual Arts lecturer Shane Huffman
April 26-August 24, 2014
Chicago Cultural Center

Zachary Cahill: Snow

Zachary Cahill, Department of Visual Arts Lecturer, presents the third phase of his USSA 2012 project in his BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works exhibition, Snow. April 29-September 28, 2014, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center brings artists and communities together to support creativity at every level. HPAC offers free membership to all UChicago students through Arts Pass.

Gene Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center features several screenings every night of the week. UChicago students receive exclusive discounts and privileges through Arts Pass.

National Museum of Mexican Art

Located in the Pilsen neighborhood. Free admittance to students via Arts Pass. Stay tuned for University nights and other special events throughout the year.

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