October 11, 2012
In a recent review of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, WBEZ architecture writer Lee Bey wrote, “Some of the best collegiate architecture in the country is going on right now at the University of Chicago.”
Architecture-lovers across the city are invited to explore the Logan Center and three other notable UChicago campus buildings as part of this weekend’s Open House Chicago. The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings across Chicago.
Participating campus locations include Bartlett Hall, Ida Noyes Hall, the Oriental Institute, and the Logan Center. Two of the campus sites are hosting special events during Open House Chicago weekend. The Logan Center is hosting a three-day arts festival in celebration of its grand opening. The Logan Launch Festival website includes a full list of events, including a Friday lecture by Logan Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
The Oriental Institute Museum, in addition to the museum, is offering special tours of the private Director’s Study, one of the most elegant offices on UChicago’s campus, and the Director’s Research Library. Additionally, a fragment of artist Danh Vo’s ongoing project "We The People" – full-scale replicated pieces of the Statue of Liberty – is on display in the Oriental Institute as part of The Renaissance Society's exhibition of Vo's work.
The Open House Chicago website provides a full list of sites, which can be filtered by location and category, including south side locations in Hyde Park, Bronzeville, and South Shore. Open House Chicago runs October 13-14. No reservations are required.