• 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Renaissance Society "Several Silences"
    The Renaissance Society's Century of Artistic Exploration

    One of the country’s most important contemporary arts institutions, the Renaissance Society celebrates its centennial this year.  Since 1915, the Ren has presented early exhibitions by artists who later became household names—Paul Klee, Diego Rivera, Louise Bourgeois, Jeff Koons, and Kara Walker, to name only a few.

  • Artscape: Alumni Weekend 2016
    Get Ready for an All-New Alumni Weekend
    Jun 2-5, 2016
    Registration opens Feb 29, 2016

    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 has something for everyone.   Read more.

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UT/TAPS presents A Weekend of Workshops

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Reynolds Club, Francis X. Kinahan Third Floor Theater
$6 advance | $8 door

Slow Descent into Digital Hell: How the Moving Image Is Coping with Digital India - Lecture by Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Friday, February 5, 2016
5:00 PM

Logan Center, Screening Room
Free admission

Third Coast Percussion

Friday, February 5, 2016
7:30 PM

International House Assembly Hall
$25 | $5 Students

Family Day: Cruzin’ the Cosmos

Saturday, February 6, 2016
1:00 PM

Smart Museum of Art
Free. All materials provided.

Opening reception: Peter Wächtler, Secrets of a Trumpet

Saturday, February 6, 2016
4:00 PM

The Renaissance Society, Cobb Lecture Hall
Free admission

University Chamber Orchestra: Everyone Loves Previews!

Saturday, February 6, 2016
8:00 PM

Logan Center Performance Hall
Free admission

The Chicago Ensemble Program II

Sunday, February 7, 2016
3:00 PM

International House, Assembly Hall
Free admission

Japan Twang! 300 Years of Tsugaru-jamisen in 90 Minutes

Monday, February 8, 2016
5:30 PM

Bond Chapel
Free admission

Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe from Beijing

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:30 PM

$65 Preferred, $35 General, $25 Student


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

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

Jessica Stockholder: Rose's Inclination

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

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission


‘Monster Roster’ Exhibit Revisits Long-Forgotten Chicago Movement

Chicago Sun-Times
February 2, 2016

The Smart Museum of Art presents “Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago,” the first comprehensive look at a nearly forgotten group of 16 artists at work in Chicago from 1948 through 1968.

Theaster Gates to lead new cultural policy partnership at Chicago Harris

A new partnership between the Arts + Public Life initiative and the Harris School of Public Policy will bring together artists, policymakers, faculty and students to design and implement new approaches to urban development.

Inaugural ‘Ear Taxi Festival’ of New Music Reveals Schedule

Works of 75 Chicago-based composers, performed by 39 Chicago-based ensembles and soloists, will be showcased during the inaugural Ear Taxi Festival Oct. 5-10, led by Grammy-winning composer and UChicago Professor Augusta Read Thomas and her co-curator Stephen Burns, trumpeter and artistic director of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project.

Go ahead, touch the art

Caring, a sculpture by Ferrari, assistant professor of art and sculptor in residence at the University from 1966 to 1976, welcomes visitors to the west lobby of the UChicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery.

Imani Winds named to two-year appointment as Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence

Imani Winds has enriched the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

UChicago, CSO bring Yo-Yo Ma and music of Bach to South Side

Bringing the work of Bach to new places and new audiences was a key goal for the Bach Marathon, a collaboration between UChicago and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

How to be a good neighbor with Theaster Gates

Chicago artist and urban planner Theaster Gates on community, art and gentrification.

Ballet’s grace leads to new thinking at Chicago Booth business school

UChicago Booth Visiting Artist John Michael Schert explains to MBA students how creative process can be translated into innovative thinking for the corporate world.

Princely honors for Augusta Read Thomas

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco honored Professor Augusta Read Thomas, bestowing on her the award of Chevalier of the Order of Cultural Merit, which recognizes those "who have made a distinctive contribution to the arts, letters or science through their work."

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.

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