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

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

  • Critical Inquiry: Comics and Media
    Event
    Comics and Media: A Special Issue of Critical Inquiry
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014, 6 pm
    Seminary Co-op Bookstore

    The past decade has seen comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success. Comics & Media, with discussants Hilary Chute and Patrick Jagoda, brings together creators and critics to discuss the state, future, and potential of the medium.  Read more.

  • Sara Pooley "Gary Electric"
    News
    Exhibition convenes designers engaged in Chicago's South Side

    PLAT | FORMS is a conversation-focused exhibition invested in new thinking around design, community development, and artistic agency in cities. The exhibition is an introduction to Place Lab, a strategy-based component of the Arts + Public Life initiative that works with artists, designers, and organizations in the cities of Akron, Chicago, Detroit, and Gary.  Read more.

  • Szalon at the Logan Center Gallery
    Review
    Chicago Tribune Reviews 'Szalon' Exhibition
    Sept 19-Nov 23, 2014
    Logan Center Gallery

    "Rare is the exhibition that puts the needs of art first...There is always so much else to consider — the historical record, the oeuvre of the individual artist, the themes of the curator. 'Szalon,' currently on view at the University of Chicago's Logan Center Gallery, lays these intentions aside for a moment and instead plays fabulous host to an eclectic gathering of artwork." Read more

  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival performance at the Logan Center
    News
    The Logan Center "a state-of-the-art cultural center that's flexing its muscles for jazz"

    The Chicago Tribune's Howard Reich reports on the Logan Center's growing prominence in the Chicago jazz scene, from its starring role in the acclaimed Hyde Park Jazz Festival to its Jazz at the Logan series, co-presented by UChicago Presents. Read the full article.

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Events

OFF-OFF CAMPUS presents Feliz NaviDad I'm Gay—And Other Holiday Confessions

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:30 PM to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:30 PM

University Church, 5655 S. University Ave.
Tickets $5

A Weekend of Workshops

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Francis X. Kinahan Third Floor Theater
Tickets $6 advance, $8 at the door

Schmaltzywood: Yiddish Film Series at Doc Films

Sunday, November 2, 2014
7:00 PM

Kol Nidre
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
Free admission

Chicago Latino Composers, Part 1

Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 PM

Fulton Hall
Free admission

Fonema Consort: Chicago Latino Composers, Part 2

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 PM

Fulton Hall
Free admission

Henry V

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30 PM

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

University Theater

Schmaltzywood: Yiddish Film Series at Doc Films

Sunday, November 16, 2014
7:00 PM

Mirele Efros
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
Free admission

Sponsored by The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and Doc Films

Endgame

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:30 PM to Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Logan Center Theater West
$6 in advance, $8 at the door

Presented by University Theater

Schmaltzywood: Yiddish Film Series at Doc Films

Sunday, November 23, 2014
7:00 PM

Tevye
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
Free admission

Sponsored by The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and Doc Films

Exhibitions

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

Artists’ Salon opening reception for Embodiment featuring an artists’ talk by Edie Fake and a live performance by Jessica Campbell

Thursday, October 30, 2014
4:30 PM

Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room
Free admission

Josef Strau: The New World, Application for Turtle Island

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The Renaissance Society
Cobb Lecture Hall, 4th Floor
Free admission

Szalon - Elizabeth McIntosh and Mina Totino

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 PM

Logan Center Gallery
Free admission

Exhibition: Szalon

Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014

Logan Center, Gallery 107
Free admission

David Getsy and Geof Oppenheimer: Thinking Sculpture

Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:00 PM

Smart Museum of Art
Free admission

Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways

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

Smart Museum of Art
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

News

Representing Trans*: A symposium with keynote speaker Kate Bornstein

Saturday, Nov 8, 1:30-9:30pm
Gray Center Lab and Logan Center for the Arts



Representing Trans* is 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).

The Logan Center raises the dial on jazz

Logan Center has become an important player in the Chicago jazz scene, from its starring role in the acclaimed Hyde Park Jazz Festival to its Jazz at the Logan series.

The Chicago Tribune, Oct 23, 2014

A Stage for the Ages

Court Theatre, now in its 60th season, evolved from "a new type of summer theatre" to become a Chicago institution.

Tableau, magazine of the Division of the Humanities
Fall 2014

Theaster Gates joins Visual Arts faculty as Professor

Gates, director of UChicago’s Arts and Public Life Initiative, will focus more deeply on his artistic practice and engage students in the College and the Division of Humanities' MFA program.

Tableau, magazine of the Division of the Humanities
Fall 2014

Alumna Julie Burros chosen as Boston's Chief of Arts and Culture

Chicago's director of cultural planning since 2000 embarks on new adventures.

The Boston Globe, Sept 23, 2014

Works of Alumnus Willy Chyr, AB'09, receives international attention

Chyr, AB’09, draws international attention with his artistic exploration. From balloon sculptures to an avant-garde video game, his art is all about the journey.

University of Chicago Magazine
Sept-Oct 2014

Sara Paretsky: By the Book

Alumna Sara Paretsky, author of the V. I. Warshawski novels, discusses her work in an interview by The New York Times.

The New York Times Sunday Book Review
Sept 11, 2014

Brenton Wright, alumnus and Court Theatre employee, 1987-2014

Brenton Daniel Wright, AB’10, studied physics at the University of Chicago and was master electrician at Court Theatre.

Around Chicago

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.

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 ArtsPass, students with a UChicago ID can take classes for $10.

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.

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.

First Floor Theater

Founded by UofC graduates as an artistic 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.

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.

The Art Institute of Chicago

One of the world’s premier art museums and a popular destination for visitors from around the globe. Located at Michigan and Adams. Free admission for University of Chicago Students via Arts Pass when you present your UCID at the ticket counter.

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.

National Museum of Mexican Art

Located in the Pilsen neighborhood. Free admittance to students via Arts Pass. Stay tuned for University nights and other special events throughout the year.

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