The UChicago Arts Steering Committee is charged with implementing strategic five- and ten-year plans for advancing the arts at the University of Chicago. As the first university-wide advisory body for the arts since the Provost’s Study Group on the Future of the Arts in 2001, the UChicago Arts Steering Committee (with the aid of its subcommittees) works ongoingly to offer key insights and recommendations to guide short- and long-term investments that will continue to elevate the arts at the University over the next decade.

David Levin
Chair, Arts Steering Committee; Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Arts; Addie Clark Harding Professor, Germanic Studies, Cinema & Media Studies; Chair, Committee on Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS)

Seth Brodsky

Director, Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry; Associate Professor, Music; Affiliated Faculty, Visual Arts and Germanic Studies

Adrienne Brown

Associate Professor, English, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Bill Brown

Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, English and Visual Arts, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Deputy Provost for the Arts; Principal Investigator, Object Cultures Project at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory; Co-editor, Critical Inquiry

Leslie Danzig

Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts, Humanities, Committee on Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS); Director, Undergraduate Studies, TAPS

Rachel DeWoskin

Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts, English, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Committee on Creative Writing

Wendy Freedman

John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Edgar Garcia

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Committee on Creative Writing, English; Poet; Scholar

Alison Gass

Dana Feitler Director, Smart Museum of Art

Theaster Gates

Senior Advisor for Cultural Innovation and Advisor to the Dean, Harris School; Professor, Visual Arts and the College

Patrick Jagoda

Advisory Council, Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry; Professor, English, Cinema & Media Studies, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Co-founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab; Co-founder, Transmedia Story Lab

Matthew Jesse Jackson

Associate Professor, Art History, Visual Arts, and the College; Chair, Visual Arts, Modern and Contemporary Art

Christine Mehring

Professor and Chair, Art History; Adjunct Curator, Smart Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art

Bill Michel

Associate Provost and Executive Director, UChicago Arts and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts & Office of the Provost

Richard Neer William

Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor, Art History, Cinema & Media Studies, and the College; Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities; Ancient Greek Art and Architecture

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Professor of Economics at Booth School of Business, W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Dieter Roelstraete

Curator, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society; Lecturer, Humanities, Contemporary Art

Jackie Stewart

Director, Arts + Public Life; Professor, Cinema & Media Studies 

Christopher Wild

Deputy Dean and Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division; Associate Professor, Germanic Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, the College; Associated Faculty, Divinity School; Director of Graduate Studies

Christopher Woods

Director, Oriental Institute; John A. Wilson Professor of Sumerian, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Angel Ysaguirre

Executive Director, Court Theatre; Executive Director, Illinois Humanities 

Tara Zahra

Homer J. Livingston Professor, East European History and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies; Faculty Board, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights; Member, Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies