In the 2015 Report on the Future of UChicago Arts - 2020 and 2025, the Provost's Arts Steering Committee wrote that “the University of Chicago should distinguish itself with its public art collection just as it does with other dimensions of intellectual life. Commitment to the visual arts needs to be seen outside the confines of an enclosed museum space, where art can function in dialogue with natural, architectural, or urban surroundings.”

Through successful and enriching collaborations with partners on and off campus, UChicago Arts is putting this idea into practice and fostering new forms of engagement with public art, drawing the campus, neighborhood, and city communities into unique and communal art experiences.

Learn more about UChicago Arts' special public art projects through the links on the left.