• Corn Potato String Band
    56th Annual UChicago Folk Festival
    Feb 12-13, 2016

    The UChicago Folklore Society, formed in the early 50's, has held its Folk Festival every winter since 1961, bringing the University and surrounding community the best in traditional music from around the country and around the world. Read more.

  • Pharaz Whitted
    Louis Armstrong Festival Events at UChicago
    Logan Center for the Arts
    Jan 19 and Feb 16, 2016

    As part of a month long celebration of Louis Armstrong on Chicago's South Side, trumpeter and composer Pharez Whitted (Jan 19) and saxophonist Darius Hampton (Feb 16) celebrate Louis Armstrong at the Logan Center's Third Tuesday Jazz Series. Read more.

  • Francisco Castillo Trigueros - 2015 Edes Prize Winner
    Edes Prize for Emerging Artists Seeks Alumni Applicants
    Deadline: Feb 26, 2016

    The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists provides a one-year, $30,000 award to a recent alumnus/a of the University of Chicago. This highly competitive award recognizes the creative potential of artists who began their careers at the University of Chicago.  Read more.

  • Philip Glass by Fernando Aceves
    Philip Glass 'AB56 Returns to UChicago for Fellowship
    Feb 17-19, 2016

    Sixty years after graduating from UChicago, celebrated composer Philip Glass will return to campus as a UChicago Presidential Arts Fellow for a three-day residency. Glass' visit will feature a film screening, a public conversation and a sold-out concert at Mandel Hall.  Read more.

  • Theaster Gates at Place Lab (Photo by Sara Pooley)
    Theaster Gates to lead new cultural policy partnership at Chicago Harris

    Renowned artist and UChicago faculty member Theaster Gates will lead a joint enterprise between UChicago's Arts + Public Life  initiative and the Harris School of Public Policy, bringing together artists, policymakers, faculty. and students to design and implement new approaches to urban development. Read more.

navigateleft navigateright


Opening Reception: Monster Roster

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:30 PM

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Tanisha C. Ford on "Dressing for the Revolution: The Politics of Style from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter"

Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 PM

Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room
Free admission

Reading by Poet Ed Roberson

Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 PM

Logan Center Seminar Terrace
Free admission

UT/TAPS presents Belleville

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Logan Center, Theater West
$6 advance | $8 door

Cello Master Class: Jay Campbell

Friday, February 12, 2016
3:30 PM

Logan Center Performance Penthouse
Free admission

Shared Language: A Community Classroom Opening Reception

Friday, February 12, 2016
6:00 PM

Arts Incubator, Washington Park
Free admission

Fifth Planet

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Logan Center, Theater East
$6 In Advance, $8 Door

Presented by University Theater

ACM Global Connections: Catalonian Composers

Friday, February 12, 2016
7:00 PM

International House Assembly Hall
Free admission

Warren Wolf and Wolfpack

Friday, February 12, 2016
7:30 PM

Logan Center, Performance Hall
$35 General admission | $5 Students


Peter Wächtler, Secrets of a Trumpet

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:00 PM to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Renaissance Society, Cobb Lecture Hall
Free admission

Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago

Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, June 12, 2016

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Unsuspending Disbelief

Friday, January 22, 2016 to Sunday, March 13, 2016

Logan Center Gallery
Free admission

Exhibition: Envisioning South Asia

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM to Friday, March 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Regenstein Library Special Collections
Free admission

Exhibit: "Yiddish in Chicago: A History of Publishing" (Ends 3/20/16)

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Joseph Regenstein Library, Third Floor
Free admission

Between the Ticks of the Watch

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Renaissance Society, Cobb Lecture Hall
Free admission

Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Regenstein Library Special Collections
Free admission

Exhibit: A Bold Experiment

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM to Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Crerar Library
Free admission

EXHIBIT: Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Oriental Institute
Free, with suggested donation


Launch of Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide

Blog connects exceptional graduate students and recent alumni from the arts, design, humanities, sciences and social sciences as they pursue their work in the studio, the lab and the field.

Inaugural ‘Ear Taxi Festival’ of New Music Reveals Schedule

Chicago Sun Times
January 25, 2016

Inaugural Ear Taxi Festival Oct. 5-10, to be led by UChicago Professor Augusta Read Thomas and Stephen Burns,artistic director of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project

Go ahead, touch the art

UChicago Magazine
January 7, 2016

Around Chicago

The Best Things to Do in Chicago in February 2016

Philip Glass's Feb 19 performance during his residency at UChicago highlighted as Critics' Choice, along with recommendations of UChicago performances by Third Coast Percussion (Feb 5) and Contempo (Feb 29)

"Afronauts" with Frances Bodomo and Jacqueline Stewart

Screening of "Afronauts" (2014) followed by a conversation between director Frances Bodomo and UChicago Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Jacqueline Stewart. In conjunction with the Graham Foundation's exhibition, "Architecture of Independence: African Modernism". Read more.

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Lookingglass presents new works that are physical, aurally rich, and visually metaphoric. Discounts for UChicago students are available through the Arts Pass program.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence. Students may use their Arts Pass to obtain discounted tickets by registering with Lyric Opera's free NExT program.

Joel Hall Dance Center

Joel Hall Dance Center offers classes for Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern Dance, and Tap for all ages taught by professional and passionate dance teachers. Through Arts Pass, students with a UChicago ID can take classes for $10.

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

Cequera Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) uniquely fuses contemporary dance, live music and visual art with programs that express the stories of American diversity. Arts Pass allows students with ID purchase tickets for $20, rather than the regular $37.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

World-renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seated at the heart of Lincoln Park. Students can purchase $15 tickets online or in person for all of their subscription series productions via Arts Pass.

Chicago Chamber Musicians

Founded in 1986, The Chicago Chamber Musicians has become the city's leading chamber music organization, developing an international reputation for fresh, intimate performances.

Students: Your UCID is your 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.

Show More