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Opening Reception: Tara Donovan Fieldwork

Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:00 PM

Rachel DeWoskin - "Banshee" - Gina Frangello

Monday, June 17, 2019
6:00 PM

Third Tuesday Jazz: Thaddeus Tukes, Vibes/Piano

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:30 PM

Johanna Fernandez - "Writing on the Wall"

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:00 PM

Josh Denslow - "Not Everyone is Special" - Kamil Ahsan

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00 PM

Exhibitions

Department of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition | Part II

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Between Vision + Principle

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM to Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Liz Magor: BLOWOUT

Saturday, April 27, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Adaptations of Augie March

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Hutopia

Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

Friday, June 14, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019

Around Chicago

How global designers will collaborate with locals at the Chicago biennial

A preliminary lineup was announced in March and included Theaster Gates, MASS Design Group, Wolff Architects, and Invisible Institute. In addition to releasing the full lineup, Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu also revealed that a number of contributors will be working with Chicago communities and students through residencies and collaborations. “This edition, we’ve placed a larger focus on supporting new commissions and original research, which allows contributors to expand on their work and explore future possibilities for the practice of architecture in Chicago and beyond,” Umolu wrote in an email.

Lit 50: Who Really Books In Chicago 2019: avery r. young

Newcity Magazine has named avery r. young as one of the top 50 figures of Chicago's literary community.

TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2019: Jeanne Gang

TIME Magazine has named architect Jeanne Gang as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

Assyrian Kitchen’s classes, meals offer food for thought on ancient civilization

Atorina Zorina, who taught her first Assyrian cooking class at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, has opened the Assyrian Kitchen in Jefferson Park to share the history and cuisine of her often persecuted people.

With Chicago’s Art Scene Gathering Steam, NADA Will Launch a New Fair in the Windy City This Fall

The Chicago Invitational will take place this September at the same time as EXPO Chicago.

Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Obama Paintings’ As They Debut in Chicago

Less than one mile from the site of the future Barack Obama Presidential Center, an epic tribute to the 44th president has just been installed. It is a massive work of art consisting of nearly 3,000 paintings – one for each day of the Obama presidency.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series includes 'Black Panther,' 'Music Man' and Chicago theater partnerships

The Court Theatre helped with programming this year's Millennium Park Summer Film Series.

After cancer diagnosis, Oak Park man surprises U. of C. with treasure trove of rare books

This week, the university honored Connors in a ceremony at the library, officially recognizing the Robert S. Connors Basic Program Collection as a part of its Special Collections Research Center. The collection, a group of around 400 rare volumes with a monetary value that he estimates in the hundreds of thousands, represents the result of Connors’ book collecting — now, his gift to the university.

Artist Michael Rakowitz on counter-histories and drawing inspiration from fragments

On February 13th, 2019 the Block Museum welcomed Rakowitz for an artist talk. Drawing upon the exhibition Caravans of Gold, Rakowitz considered questions of cultural loss and removal as well as counter-histories and narratives in artistic practice. He was joined in conversation by Kiersten Neumann, Curator at the Oriental Institute and Ann Gunter, Bertha and Max Dressler Professor in the Humanities, whose work addresses the visual and material culture of the ancient Near East and its Eastern Mediterranean neighbors.

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