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Virtual Visits to the Arts at UChicago

Visit the arts at UChicago virtually. Explore live and archived events, talks, performances and more at our Virtual Visits page.

Exhibitions

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

Friday, February 7, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020

Harold Mendez: The years now

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Snow City Arts Exhibition

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020

S is for Soul Sister Exhibition

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Edo: Memories Museum

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Temporarily Closed: Exhibit--Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM to Friday, April 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Around Chicago

Designer Duro Olowu Sees Chicago Through Art

“[Featured in the exhibition] are artists who made things in isolation, with love and integrity and passion, under so many circumstances. Even if the work is political, dealing with AIDS or oppression or subjugation, you feel the need and the passion of all these artists, the idea of leaving something behind, something meaningful and yet very familiar.”

Fifth Third to invest $20 million in South and West side opportunity zones

Such private investments are “critical to our mission of transforming our communities,” the mayor said at an event today to announce the Fifth Third funding.

Where to Find Free Art in Chicago Every Day of the Week

The Smart Museum of Art is free and open to the public every day of the week, writes Urban Matter.

The 5 Best Design Destinations for September 2019

September is a big month for Chicago as well. On September 19, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will return for its third edition, with free public exhibitions, full-scale installations, and other programming. Expo Chicago—the city’s most important art fair—will take place concurrently at Navy Pier. Architecture fans should plan to visit the Chicago Architecture Center at its new home in a Mies van der Rohe building overlooking the Chicago River. The CAC is offering discounted joint passes to the Architecture Biennial and Expo Chicago with the option to add one of its acclaimed walking tours. If you go, make time to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Unity Temple, which were just designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Facing Mass Incarceration One Stitch at a Time

"Life Without the Possibility of Parole" depicts Alice Kim, the director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, protesting the life-without-parole sentence of Renaldo Hudson, by Bronzeville artist Dorothy Burge, 64.

Obama birthday party on South Side features thousands of paintings of former president

The exhibit — which includes a painting of former President Barack Obama for every day he was in office — graces the halls of the Stony Island Arts Bank, where a 58th birthday party was held Sunday in Obama’s honor.

Chicago murals and mosaics: Where to find public art in city, suburbs

A Sun-Times series aims to capture, catalog and celebrate the beauty of our streets.

Metaphysical Pop: A Review of Rob Pruitt’s “The Obama Paintings”

“The Obama Paintings” is on view at Stony Island Arts Bank, located one mile from the future Obama Presidential Center.

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