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

    Poet, critic, and scholar Maureen McLane ­argues for poetry that synthesizes what it means to be human “with passion and knowledge.” 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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Spider Saloff's Cool Yule

Sunday, December 21, 2014
5:00 PM

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

Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
4:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel

Performances by Gillian Dykeman

Friday, January 9, 2015
12:00 PM

Logan Center Gallery
Free admission

Ensemble-in-Residence Spektral Quartet: Snowpocalypse Antidote

Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:00 AM

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

Building Transformation: Steve Wiesenthal and Hamza Walker

Sunday, January 11, 2015
2:00 PM

Swift Hall, Room 106
Free admission

Anne Sofie von Otter and Angela Hewitt

Sunday, January 11, 2015
3:00 PM

Mandel Hall
Admission: $35 / $5 students

UChicago Maya Show

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM to Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Logan Center, Theatre West
Free admission

Bossa Nova Concert with Doyoung Lim

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00 PM

International House, Coulter Lounge
Free admission

Reading by Charles Bock

Thursday, January 22, 2015
6:00 PM

Logan Center, Seminar Terrace
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

Artists' Talk: Andreas Siqueland

Monday, January 12, 2015
6:00 PM

Logan Center
Free admission

Carolyn L. Kane: Lillian Schwartz, Experimental Color, and Digital Art at Bell Laboratories, 1965–1984

Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:30 PM

Oriental Institute Museum
Free admission

Seasons: Fabric Installation by Libby Chaney

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:00 AM to Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
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

David Bowie Is

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

Students: Your UChicago ID is your Arts Pass!

Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language” at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:45 PM

Students: Your UChicago ID is your Arts Pass!

UChicago Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, January 29, 2015
5:00 PM

Free for anyone with a UChicago ID!
Transportation provided


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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