• 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

  • Thomas J. Cox and Kamal Angelo Bolden, Court Theatre's Man in the Ring
    Man in the Ring
    Sep 15—Oct 16, 2016

    Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile’s humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny “Kid” Paret. Man in the Ring is a story of violence, love, and life under the public eye—and one man’s fight to get the world back in his corner. Read more

  • Prof. Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation, Place Lab and the city of Chicago win grant
    National community development initiative selects Chicago for $5 million grant

    Prof. Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation, Place Lab and the city of Chicago win $5 million grant. The Grant supports Chicago’s investment in revitalizing and connecting public space. 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
    Concrete-Covered 1957 Cadillac Makes Art Historians Lose Their Marbles

    Any 1957 Cadillac that has been sitting in a grassy yard on the South Side of Chicago for 40 years will have a few issues—rust, rotted tires, faded paint, a missing muffler. Wolf Vostell’s vintage DeVille presented a different sort of challenge, however. In 1970, at the behest of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, he encased it in 27,780 pounds of concrete. Read more 

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Freddy Cole and René Marie

Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30 PM

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

Newberry Consort: The Clown

Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:00 PM

Lecture: Karen Reimer

Monday, October 24, 2016
6:00 PM

An Afternoon with PWR BTTM

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
4:00 PM

Seeing Movement, Being Moved: An Exploration of the Moving Camera

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM to Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

“Arctic Defenders” Film Screening featuring Aaju Peter

Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30 PM

Party at the Smart: Masquerade Ball

Thursday, October 29, 2015
8:00 PM

Smart Museum of Art
Free for UChicago students


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

Around Chicago

The Space Between: Fluxus Art, Music and Poetry

Sunday, November 20, 2016
3:00 PM

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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