• Exhibition
    The Bridge: A Visual Arts Exhibition
    April 12-May 19, 2016
    Rockefeller Chapel

    The Bridge is a traveling exhibition showcasing the work of forty-seven premier Arab, Persian, and Jewish contemporary visual artists from fifteen countries, of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish backgrounds. It focuses upon what bridges us to one another, as well as to what is held in common across creeds and cultures.

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    Arts funding opportunities for students, faculty, and organizations
    Deadline: Tues, May 31, 2016

    The spring quarter deadline for UChicago Arts Grants has been extended to May 31. Grants ranging from $1500 to $7500 support students, faculty, and organizations in producing new work, creating courses, bringing arts into the classroom, and other arts related projects. 

    Read about all UChicago arts funding opportunities.

    Submit Proposal

  • Event
    Arts, Science & Culture Graduate Collaboration Grantee Presentations
    Wed, May 4, 5pm
    Logan Center

    The Arts, Science & Culture initiative invites you to the 2015–16 Graduate Collaboration Grantees’ penultimate presentations. This year’s grants were awarded to six collaborative teams of graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the University of Chicago.

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  • Artscape: Alumni Weekend 2016
    Alumni Weekend 2016
    June 2-5
    Registration now open

    With over 100 events—many highlighting interdisciplinary arts initiatives across campus, from performances at the Logan Center for the Arts to UnCommon Core lectures on intersections between the arts and a variety of fields—Alumni Weekend 2016  (Jun 2-5) has something for everyone.   Read more.

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Five faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Five UChicago faculty members are among the 213 national and international scholars, artists, philanthropists and business leaders newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Profs. Joshua Frieman, Theaster Gates, Ali Hortaçsu, David Nirenberg and Michael Sells. Read more »

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Screening and Discussion: "No Más Bebés"

Monday, May 2, 2016
5:45 PM

Center for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room
Free admission


Friday, May 6, 2016
7:30 PM

Logan Center, Performance Hall
$25 / $5 students

Spektral Quartet: Music of Mendelssohn, Bartók, & Pärt

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:00 PM

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Free admission

Listening session with Miguel Zenón

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:30 PM

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Free admission

Contempo: Tomorrow's Music Today II

Friday, May 20, 2016
7:30 PM

UT/TAPS presents Noises Off

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00 PM

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

UT/TAPS presents Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:00 PM to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Cobb Quad
Free admission

Miguel Zenón Quartet and "Identities" Big Band

Thursday, May 26, 2016
7:30 PM

Logan Center, Performance Hall
$35 / $5 students


On the Trail / Homeless Dream: A Photographic Exhibition

Monday, April 18, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016

Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room
Free admission

Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago

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

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission


Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Logan Center
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

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

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

There was a whole collection made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman

Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Friday, December 30, 2016

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Jessica Stockholder: Rose's Inclination

Saturday, September 12, 2015 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission


Pacifica Quartet bids a bittersweet farewell to University of Chicago

Chicago Classical Review
April 25, 2016

AB'10 Jack Mayer's Film Short Available Through VHX.TV

A film short partially funded by the Edes Prize for Emerging Artists, co-created by alumni, Jack Mayer and David Milton Brent, is available through VHX.TV

30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Spring

Nick Bastis, MFA 2013, cited as one of the 30 most promising up-and-coming artists across the globe.

April 13, 2016

Theaster Gates wins Germany’s Kurt Schwitters Prize

The Art Newspaper
April 12, 2016

Around Chicago

Student Night at The Robie House

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30pm
Free admission with UCID
Refreshments provided

Students: Your UCID is your Arts Pass!

CTA expands its public art program

Elizabeth Kelley, AM '91, public art consultant to Chicago Transit Authority, announces a call for artists to create works of art for 11 CTA stations.

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.

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