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.

Spring 2017 Exclusives



Thu Apr 13 | 6-9 pm
UChicago Night at the DuSable Museum of African American History, featuring UGrad’s Expose Yourself
DuSable Museum (740 E 56th Pl, dusablemuseum.org)
Free Admission with UCID 

The DuSable is walking distance from campus!
Meet at the Reynolds Club at 5:45pm to walk to the reception together.

To celebrate our partnership with the DuSable Museum (FREE admission for all students!), this event offers UChicago students special access to view rarely displayed items from the DuSable archives and collection. Join UChicago Grad students as they present on objects in the collection as part of the Expose Yourself series. View the DuSable Masterworks Collection, a unique selection of works by some of the most prominent African American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including works by Henry Ossawa Tanner; William A. Harper; William Edouard Scott; and Archibald Motley, Jr.


Tue Apr 18 | 6-8 pm
MCA University Night
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Ave, mcachicago.org)

Mix and mingle with students from Northwestern, SAIC, and Columbia College at the new MCA University Night! UChicago students, faculty and staff are cordially invited for light snacks, store discounts, and complimentary tours of Merce Cunningham: Common Time. Featured during the evening will also be a site-specific performance from “Every house has a door” and an opportunity to win one of three pairs of tickets to the 8pm Pitchfork talk by Steven Merritt of the Magnetic Fields (along with other prizes).


Sat Apr 22 | 7:30 pm
Chicago Opera Theater presents Philip Glass’s The Perfect American
Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph St, chicagooperatheater.org)
$10 Admission and Free Transportation with UCID

This Chicago premiere of The Perfect American shows us the last three months of the legendary Walt Disney's life. Shuffling between the dreary present and memories of his iconic, American upbringing, Philip Glass AB’56 fills in the spaces where the facts we know end. Disney is haunted by his own mortality, boundless ambition, and visionary empire. There is more to this icon than simply making dreams come true. With appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, and Disney's family this whirlwind opera is a poetic and tragic story of the American Dream. Join a pre-performance reception with Opera Underground.


Thu Apr 27 | 5-8 pm
UChicago Night at the Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave
Free Admission and Transportation with UCID, Free shuttles leave the Reynolds Club at 4:30pm and 5pm

Enjoy an evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, admission and hassle-free. See To Organize Delirium, the solo exhibition by Hélio Oiticica, arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period. At 6pm, panelists George Aye, Nicole Marroquin, and Rebecca Stevens will examine how their own practices disrupt institutional spaces, expanding beyond museum walls into urban landscapes. In this quarterly outing, complimentary shuttles from the Reynolds Club deliver anyone with a UCID straight to the city’s cornucopia of abstract painting, art-historical investigation, and pan-cultural collecting.  


Fri May 5 | 8 pm
Second City's The Winner… of Our Discontent
Second City (1616 N Wells St, secondcity.com)
$10 Admission and Free Transportation with UCID

The Second City’s latest revue The Winner… of Our Discontent asks if it’s broken, should we fix it? Chicago’s premier sketch comedy troupe finds big laughs in the country’s collective disappointment and fears. If you’re scared for the future of America, guess what? So are we! From pot smoking moms to Russians targeting Altoona, Iowa to a few suburban dads who are sure they have it all figured out, this show sifts through all of the divisiveness to find a winner. (Spoiler: It’s the Cubs and that’s it.)


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