• News
    Fall 2016 UChicago Arts Guide
    Available across campus

    UChicago is a destination where artists, scholars, students, and audiences converge and create. The UChicago Arts Guide provides information about events at our theaters, performance spaces, museums and galleries, academic programs, cultural initiatives, and more. Download the PDF

  • News
    Court Theatre establishes named directorship in honor of donors

    Court Theatre is establishing the Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director position, made possible through the support of the longtime arts patrons and Court supporters David and Marilyn F. Vitale. Read more

  • NEWS
    Public Art at the University of Chicago

    Artists and scholars from diverse fields at the University of Chicago talk about the nature and importance of art in public spaces, and their own experiences with touching, embracing, and continuously rediscovering the unique and arresting works on UChicago's campus.

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  • News
    Traffic alert: Car encased in concrete moving to Hyde Park

    On September 30, artist Wolf Vostell's Concrete Traffic will move through the Chicago streets during a festive procession that will commemorate its storied, 40-plus-year history and will include classic Cadillacs and a cement mixer. Read more



  • Around Chicago
    Video produced by Ellie Hogeman

    THEY 2016, features the work of the artists and alumni from UChicago's Department of Visual Arts MFA class of 2015: Carris Adams, Alex Calhoun, Autumn Elizabeth Clark, Zachary Harvey, David Lloyd, Sara Rouse, Richard Williamson, and Tori Whitehead. The exhibition is curated by Zachary Cahill and sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions. 

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Jakob Kolding Exhibition Artist Talk + Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
5:00 PM

Smart Start: Coffee and Calligraphy

Thursday, September 22, 2016
8:00 AM

Smart Museum of Art
Free. Open exclusively to UChicago students.

Concrete Traffic Procession to the University of Chicago

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:00 AM

Varieté with Alloy Orchestra

Sunday, October 2, 2016
7:00 PM

Logan Center, Performance Hall
General admission $10 | UChicago students free

Apollo's Fire

Friday, October 14, 2016
7:30 PM

Mandel Hall
General admission: $35 | Students: $5

Interpreting Shakespeare through Alderman Boydell's Print Collection

Saturday, October 15, 2016
2:00 PM

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Freddy Cole and René Marie

Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30 PM

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


Larry Achiampong: OPEN SEASON

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Logan Center Gallery
Free admisssion

Ben Rivers, Urth

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Echoes of Our Journey Bronzeville and the Great Migration

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:00 AM

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Friday, December 30, 2016

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Conversations with the Collection: Belonging

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Cyrus Leroy Baldridge: Illustrator, Explorer, Activist

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM to Friday, September 9, 2016 - 4:45 AM

Regenstein Library
Special Collections Research Center
Free admission

Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Oriental Institute
Free, with suggested donation

Jessica Stockholder: Rose's Inclination

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

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Fantastic Architecture: Vostell, Fluxus, and the Built Environment

Sunday, January 22, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Free admission


Heavy Traffic Ahead

Newcity Art
September 7, 2016

Sun-Times Fall Arts Preview 2016 — Visual Arts

Chicago Sun-Times
September 9, 2016

Top 10 art shows for the fall

Chicago Tribune
September 8, 2016

Augusta Read Thomas, contemporary classical catalyst

Chicago Tribune
September 8, 2016

Jacqueline Stewart, champion for African-American cinema

Chicago Tribune
September 2, 2016

Egyptologist uncovers ancient puzzle

UChicago News
August 16, 2016

The Arts & Social Practice Fellowship

Logan Center Exhibitions

Brit Barton Named Visual Arts Fellow

The Arts Club of Chicago
Aug 23. 2016

Around Chicago

The Space Between: Fluxus Art, Music and Poetry

Sunday, November 20, 2016
3:00 PM

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016

EXPO Chicago 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016

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.

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