• Maureen McLane, PhD’97
    Poet creates personal art
    Critic and scholar Maureen McLane, PhD’97, insists that ‘poetry isn’t like vitamins’

    Poet, critic, and scholar Maureen McLane ­argues for poetry that synthesizes, “with passion and knowledge,” what it means to be human. Read more.

  • Exhibition
    En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I
    Through January 2, 2015
    Regenstein Library

    French illustrators of World War I depicted the arena, the enemy, and the home front with bravura. Read more.

    Special Collections Research Center Gallery
    Mon-Fri, 9am-4:45pm

  • Bill Michel (left), executive director of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Theaster Gates (right), director of Arts and Public Life, take a tour of Garfield Boulevard’s Arts Incubator and Currency Exchange Café with Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
    NEA chairman Chu visits Arts Incubator in Washington Park

    Jane Chu, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, met with University leaders at the Washington Park Arts Incubator on Oct. 22 to discuss the Arts and Public Life initiative and the University’s efforts to support the cultural life of the Washington Park community. Read more.

  • UChicago Artennial: A Year of Anniversaries in the Arts
    UChicago Artennial: A Year of Anniversaries
    Fall 2014–Fall 2015

    Artennial is a yearlong celebration of the tradition and future of artistic excellence at UChicago, and honors landmark anniversaries for five of UChicago's innovative arts organizations: Contempo, Court Theatre, the Renaissance Society, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel's Bells of Summer, and the Smart Museum. Read more.

  • News
    24 Hours of Play
    "No one expects a good play to come out of a 12-hour sleep-deprived, caffeine-driven writing session" and yet...

    In Theater and Performance Studies' quarterly festival Theater[24], student thespians create and perform plays within a day.  Read more.

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Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds

Thursday, December 18, 2014
5:30 PM

Chicago Swing Dance Society Java Jive

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00 PM to Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall
Free admission

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday, December 21, 2014
11:00 AM

Spider Saloff's Cool Yule

Sunday, December 21, 2014
5:00 PM

Logan Center Performance Penthouse
Free for Students with ID
$20 General Admission

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

Saturday, December 20, 2014
7:30 PM

Logan Center Performance Hall
Front Orchestra $35; Orchestra $25

Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
4:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel

Ensemble-in-Residence Spektral Quartet: Snowpocalypse Antidote

Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:00 AM

Logan Center Performance Penthouse
Admission: $10/Free with UCID

Anne Sofie von Otter and Angela Hewitt

Sunday, January 11, 2015
3:00 PM

Mandel Hall
Admission: $35 / $5 students


Third Thursday: Life Masks, Death Masks

Thursday, December 18, 2014
5:30 PM

Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways

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

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

FILM: Nubia ’64: Saving the Temples of Ancient Egypt

Sunday, December 28, 2014
2:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Free admission

En Guerre: French Illustrators & WWI

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00 AM to Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Joseph Regenstein Library
Free admission

PLAT | FORMS: Conversations in Place

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM to Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Arts Incubator, Washington Park
Free admission

GALLERY TOUR: Get to know the museum

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
6:30 PM

The Oriental Institute
Free admission

Lands End

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:15 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Logan Center Gallery
Free admission

Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories

Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission


Shulamit Ran on 50 years of Contempo

Shulamit Ran, Contempo's artistic director since 2002, talks about the ensemble's long history of presenting contemporary music in an authoritative and powerful way and looks ahead to its 50th-anniversary season.

Actor/Argonne scientist Marius Stan on similarities between science and cinema

Marius Stan, senior computational energy scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, senior fellow at the Computation Institute and “Breaking Bad” actor, shares his perspective on the intersection of science and cinema.

Mike Nichols, X’53, director and improv comedy pioneer, 1931-2014

Mike Nichols, X’53, a satirist whose caustic wit led him to Broadway and Hollywood success with films including The Graduate, died Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83.

Doing what makes you jealous

Ariel Schrag tells the story of her evolution from high school cartoonist to television writer to novelist at UChicago Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality's “How to Write Anything” workshop.

Grace note

New to Rockefeller Chapel’s staff, Matthew Dean, AB’00, has long inhabited its world of song.

Art to text with

UChicago Magazine partners with the Smart Museum, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, to curate a selection of fine art to grace your smartphone.

Representing Trans*: A symposium with keynote speaker Kate Bornstein


Representing Trans* symposium was part of Tell Me The Truth, a Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry with collaborators Kristen Schilt (Assistant Professor in UChicago’s Department of Sociology) and Chase Joynt (Toronto-based multimedia artist).

Third Coast Percussion drumming up excitement at UChicago

Third Coast Percussion, who returned this fall for another residency at UChicago, looks at politics as a way to inspire new avenues for its music.

Workshops and panels address evolving state of journalism, arts and media

UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts and Media's JAMfest examines outlooks in journalism, the arts and media, and how students aspiring to careers in those fields can best pursue them.

Around Chicago

Lyric Opera's 'Porgy and Bess' Has Plenty O' Plenty

Nov 17 - Dec 20

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Discounted tickets with your UChicago Arts Pass

'The Humans' Spills Emotion Around The Dinner Table

Through Dec 21

American Theater Co.

David Bowie Is

23 Sept 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Students: Your UChicago ID is your Arts Pass!


November 7 - January 31, 2015
Catherine Edelman Gallery

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.

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.

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.

Harris Theater at Millennium Park

The Harris is the home of a myriad of Chicago’s most exciting music and dance companies.

Arts Pass discounts available for UChicago students.

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.

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