Enrich your arts experience.

For a few select events each quarter, Arts Pass Exclusives offer behind-the-scenes access with panel discussions or artist conversations, reduced admission, and often include receptions and free transportation. Tickets are available through the UChicago Arts Box Office up to two weeks prior to the event.

Questions? Contact Kate Barutha at kbarutha@uchicago.edu for more information.

Fall 2017 Exclusives



Thu Oct 19 | 5-8 pm
UChicago Night at the Art Institute
Art Institute of Chicago (111 S Michigan Ave, artic.edu)
Free Admission and transportation for Students, Staff, Faculty and their guests, RSVP Recommended 

Shuttles leave the Reynolds Club at 4:30pm and 5pm

Enjoy an evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, admission and hassle-free. In this quarterly outing, complimentary shuttles from the Reynolds Club deliver anyone with a UCID straight to the museum. Exhibitions on view include Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute; Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil; and Leigh Ledare: The Plot—Ruttenberg Contemporary Photography Series, a new film and installation based on a three-day conference the artist organized using an experiential social-psychology method for group self-analysis.


Thu Oct 26 | 7:30 pm
Fun Home
Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave, victorygardens.org)
$15 Admission & transportation with UCID

Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and winner of 5 Tony Awards, Fun Home is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. In this intimate musical, Bechdel sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood through a series of memories and conversations from her coming out to her moving journey of acceptance. Join us for this emotionally charged family drama that the New York Times calls “extraordinary” and “a rare beauty.” Your ticket also includes After the Honeymoon, a pre-show celebration of queer identities with free food and drinks. Stay after the performance for a special Afterwords Town Hall conversation with scholars, activists, and local politicians on the question: “What is the state of queer politics in our country today and where can we go from here?”


Thu Nov 9 | 8 pm
Lucky Plush Production's Rooming House
1700 Theater (1700 S Halsted St, luckyplush.com)
$15 Admission & Free Transportation with UCID

This new dance theater work begins with an intimate conversation among friends recalling stories of people who’ve taken actions with potentially devastating costs. When the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is mentioned, varied interpretations and contemporary associations propel the group into a physically and psychologically complex game of whodunit. Playful and personal, Rooming House offers a lively blueprint for pursuing the question: what makes a person do something that could have shattering and irreparable consequences? Join us for an exclusive post-show discussion with the directors: Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, UChicago’s own Assistant Professor of Practice, and Julia Rhoads, Part-Time Lecturer and Dance Advisor in Theater and Performance Studies.


Sun Nov 12 | 3 pm
Chicago Philharmonic’s Sonorous Earth
Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph St, chicagophilharmonic.org)
$5 admission and transportation with UCID

Explore the meditative and profound sounds of the ringing earth when the Chicago Philharmonic unites with 2017 Grammy award-winning Third Coast Percussion and UChicago faculty member and award-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas for the world premiere of the immersive Sonorous Earth. Inspired by her 2012 composition Resounding Earth with the groundbreaking Chicago percussion ensemble, the piece is described as “extraordinarily singular” and heavily featured is Thomas’ trademark use of bells.


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