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Exhibitions

Between Vision + Principle

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

Department of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition | Part I

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 9:00 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

Incommunicable: A Student Exhibition

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:00 AM to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Around Chicago

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.

From Housing to Activism, the Next Chicago Architecture Biennial Will Bring Global Issues to Chicago

Yesomi Umolu, the artistic director of the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial, discusses the themes and narratives to be explored at this year’s event.

‘Coffee With Langston’ Series At Kusyana Cafe Brings People Together For Part Conversation, Part Therapy

The cultural coffee klatch is the creation of Erika Dudley, Senior Program Manager with the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement.

Hyde Park Art Center’s "Health Club" Exhibition Is Not Just for Pre-Meds

In "Health Club", the relationship between space and the human condition is far from unidirectional: space shapes humans as much as humans carve out space.

The Wild World of the Hairy Who

The Chicago version of Pop Art, embodied in the work of the Hairy Who, is sweaty, nervous, sometimes giggly or goofy.

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