Throughout Fall 2017, the arts organizations and departments at the University of Chicago presented lectures, performances, installations, and screenings to mark the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1 experiment and its complex legacy.

For a list of temporary architectural and visual works that were installed on the UChicago campus during Nuclear Reactions and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, visit

If you have any questions about access or to request any disability-related reasonable accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in these events, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, etc., please contact April Zorsky at

Arts and the Nuclear Age Lecture Series

Reactions: New Perspectives on Our Nuclear Legacy


  • Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th streets will be temporarily closed on Sat, Dec 2, between 2–4pm.
  • Parking will be restricted from 7am to 4pm.


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University Events

Chicago Architecture Biennial Events

Listen to a recording of "The Curve is Exponential"


A look at the pyrotechnic work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang