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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.

The Fall of the House of Lead

Saturday, October 31, 2020
1:00 PM

Nubian Queens (4 weeks live via Zoom and recorded)

Monday, November 2, 2020
9:00 AM

Smart Reads: All About Love

Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:00 PM

Watch Party with Jon Kimura Parker

Friday, November 6, 2020
7:00 PM

Gray Sound: Maria Chávez

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:30 PM

Local Produce: Olivia Sturman

Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:00 PM

Take Care with Art After Dark: Gray Areas

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6:00 PM

Exhibitions

Take Care

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Sunday, March 14, 2021

Claudia Wieser: Generations

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors

Thursday, March 12, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020

Around Chicago

How Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation Is Reaching Locals During Covid-19

UChicago Professor Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation has set up a food repository intended to meet the needs of its surrounding community.

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.

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