The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry is a forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.
Located in Midway Studios, the Gray Center Lab features a flexible 1000 square foot work space that can be configured as a studio, lab, or classroom, as well as an installation, exhibition and performance space. The Center also offers office space to project collaborators.
Gray Center activities take place all over campus (encompassing various divisions, departments, and programs), across the community, and throughout the city. Through its various programs – including the Mellon Residential Fellowships for Arts Practice and Scholarship, incubator initiatives, lab events, collaborative experiments, salons, international conferences, and institutional collaborations -- the Gray Center seeks to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation at the intersection of arts practice and scholarship.
Leslie Buxbaum Danzig