Film Series: 'The Streets and the Classrooms'
    Apr 24, May 1, May 9, May 16

    Throughout the 20th century, students learned about the world by watching educational films, and many workers learned their jobs by watching industrial films. Organized by South Side Projections, this series examines how these films addressed and reflected tumultuous changes in American and global society. Read more.

  • AACM's 50 Anniversary Performance (photo by Lauren Deutsch)
    Together: A Power Stronger Than Itself
    AACM's 50th Anniversary Performance
    April 26

    In celebration of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians' 50th anniversary year, a multi-generational gathering of 50 of the group's members from across the globe will perform both classic compositions and original material created for the occasion on Sun, Apr 26, 7 pm. Read more.

  • "This is How it Goes"
    This is How it Goes
    April 30 - May 9
    Logan Center Theater West

    University Theater presents 'This Is How It Goes', a comedic musical written by Tim Mason, with music by Julie Nichols, and directed by Billy Bungeroth. Read more.

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    2014-15 Graduate Collaboration Grantee Presentations
    Tue, May 5, 5–7 pm

    Recipients of the Arts, Science & Culture initiative's 2014–15 graduate collaboration grants present the products of their two-quarter collaborative investigations. As part of a pilot partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), grants were awarded to 9 UChicago and 3 SAIC graduate students, forming 5 teams. Read more.

  • from "The Infinite Cube"
    'The Infinite Cube' at The Smart Museum
    UChicago Artennial

    UChicago professor W.J.T. Mitchell tells the story of Antony Gormley's 'The Infinite Cube,' on view through Jun 21, 2015 as part of the Smart Museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition Objects and Voices

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Amor Vincit Omnia: Love as a Destructive Force in Italian Arts and Literature

Friday, April 24, 2015 to Saturday, April 25, 2015

Multiple locations
Free admission


Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:30 PM

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
$12-$15 | $5 for students, seniors

FILM: Building Pharaoh’s Ship

Sunday, April 26, 2015
2:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Free admission

Gardening in the Human Park: Earth in the Anthropocene

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7:00 PM

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Free admission

This Is How It Goes

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Logan Center Theater West
$6 in advance | $8 at the door

Cinemetrics Across Borders

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Logan Center | Free admission

Hosted by Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and the Film Studies Center

Logan Center Family Saturday

Saturday, May 16, 2015
2:00 PM

Logan Center
Free admission

The New Speak

Saturday, May 16, 2015
4:30 PM

Logan Center Screening Room
Free admission

Logan Center Family Saturday

Saturday, June 20, 2015
2:00 PM

Logan Center
Free admission


MFA Thesis Exhibition I: Go Away, Ghost Ship!

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM to Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Logan Center Gallery
Free admission

MODA Exhibition: Passion, Territory, Reflection: Designs from the MODA-SAIC Studio Mentorship

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:00 PM to Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Logan Center, Gidwitz Lobby
Free admission

Flex Exhibitions: Felicia Grant Preston

Friday, April 3, 2015 to Friday, June 5, 2015

Arts Incubator, Washington Park
Free admission

Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago

Monday, March 30, 2015 to Monday, June 15, 2015

Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center
Free admission

Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories

Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015

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

MINI EXHIBIT: Cairo in Chicago

Thursday, April 2, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015

Oriental Institute
Free admission

The Studio in the Field: Techniques of Early Wildlife Photography

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM to Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 4:30 PM

John Crerar Library
Free admission

Expressionist Impulses in German and Central European Art, 1890–1990

Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Sunday, January 10, 2016

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission


A grand celebration for the AACM's 50th

Chicago Tribune predicts the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians' April 26 concert at UChicago's Mandel Hall likely will be one of the most significant encapsulations of AACM's 50 years of progress.

President Robert J. Zimmer to Present Keynote Address at Arts Alliance Illinois’ Benefit Luncheon

The third annual Arts Alliance Illinois benefit luncheon will take place Wednesday, May 20, at the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive.

Gregory L. Hillhouse Memorial Lecture Art Exhibit

In conjunction with the second annual Gregory L. Hillhouse Memorial Lecture, an exhibit of Hillhouse’s artwork was presented in the lobby of the Kent Chemical Laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Philip Glass' Musical Journey

In Glass’s new book, Words Without Music: A Memoir, published by W. W. Norton, he recalls his arrival at age 15 and the first year of his UChicago education

University of Chicago Events Honor Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Shulamit Ran

Chicago Sun-Times interviews Ran about her 42 years as a member of UChicago's music faculty and 13 years as artistic director of Contempo.

Spring guide to UChicago Arts available

The free spring guide to arts at UChicago includes listings of arts events and exhibitions on campus, special features, and a map of campus arts venues. Available across campus.

Behind the Scenes: Chicago Booth graduate pursues Broadway producing on the side

In 2010, David Greer, IMBA’99 helped produce Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys, and stage productions of Porgy and Bess, The Mountaintop, and other projects.

The Great Escape: Notes on an intellectual and musical journey

In Words Without Music: A Memoir, Philip Glass, AB'56, recalls his arrival in Chicago at age 15 and the first year of his UChicago education.

Theater and Performance Studies: Scare Tactics

Heidi Coleman, AM’08, TAPS’s director of undergraduate studies and a senior lecturer, directs students on how to stage terror.

Around Chicago

Arts Pass Exclusive: Eifman Ballet's Up & Down

Saturday, May 9, 2015
7:30 PM

The Auditorium Theater
$15 for students with UCID
Free transportation

Outsider insight

A new Kartemquin Films documentary Almost There chronicles the life of Chicago-area artist Peter Anton

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.

First Floor Theater

Founded by UChicago graduates as a home for alumni artists, First Floor Theater creates work that places new convictions in conversation with old discourse. UChicago students receive $10 tickets to all main-stage productions with the use of their Arts Pass.

The New Colony

The New Colony, the 2011 recipient of the Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award, strives to contribute original material to the American artistic canon and develop a new kind of theater going audience. Use your Arts Pass for UChicago-exclusive discounts.

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.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

One of the nation's largest museums devoted to modern art, the Museum of Contemporary Art displays thought-provoking works created since 1945. Free admission for UChicago students, faculty, and staff.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, the company features unparalleled versatility and virtuosity.

Students: Your UCID is your Arts Pass!

The Art Institute of Chicago

One of the world’s premier art museums and a popular destination for visitors from around the globe. Located at Michigan and Adams. Free admission for University of Chicago Students via Arts Pass when you present your UCID at the ticket counter.

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