May 7, 2011

Programs and creative projects planned in preparation for spring 2012.

Anticipation is building as construction progresses on the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. The multidisciplinary arts center is scheduled to open this Spring for classes and a limited number of events. This soft opening will mark the beginning of a preview period, which will last until the building is fully complete in Fall 2012.

Ambitious programmatic and artistic projects are already taking shape as the structure begins to resemble more and more the vision of architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. But work remains before classes, concerts, performances, or exhibitions are possible.

Students, faculty, and other core users of the Logan Center, continue to be involved in each step of the process. The Logan Center Faculty and Student Advisory groups, as well as and other student and community based arts groups have met to discuss everything from opening events to ongoing programming. Meanwhile, the Logan Center’s resident departments are preparing to move into their new spaces.

One UT/TAPS student, videographer Connor Settlemire, has even created a video exploring the transition from the Reynolds Club to the Logan Center. The video was shot earlier this summer, and construction on the building has come a long way since then.

The Logan Center was featured in a two-page spread in last week’s Grey City, the Maroon’s student produced quarterly magazine, the current issue of which focuses on campus construction and development projects. More images and videos of the Logan Center’s construction and design are available on the UChicago Arts site.

For those especially curious, the Logan Webcam, is mounted on the top of 6054 South Drexel and provides real-time documentation of the construction of the Logan Center. Ian Williams, a Metcalf Intern and fourth year in the college, used footage from the webcam and other Logan Center events, such as the Groundbreaking Ceremony, to make another video, “The Logan Center for the Arts: From Groundbreaking to Breathtaking,” which documents progress from the Groundbreaking to June 2011.

Read more about the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts or watch the aforementioned videos above.


Arts @ UChicago: An Arcade Fire Experience
Logan Center for the Arts: From Groundbreaking to Breathtaking