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Exhibitions

Please note—Schedule Change

Our fall museum exhibitions will close on Sunday, December 15, 2019, two weeks earlier than previously announced. 

Down Time: On the Art of Retreat

October 25–December 15, 2019

Where can we turn when we need space and time away? Organized by UChicago students, this exhibition presents a range of public, private, and imagined settings—from lush gardens in France, to shadowy hallways, to kaleidoscopic landscapes—that point to realms of retreat. 

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power, 2018, Installation view, Fowler Museum at UCLA. Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser, Los Angeles. Photo © Monica Nouwens.

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power

October 19 – December 15, 2019

Meleko Mokgosi’s twenty-panel painting installation explores the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa. 

The Chicago Sound Show

September 27–December 29, 2019

This outdoor sound art exhibition presents site-specific works by nine Chicago artists that explore thresholds, passageways, and common spaces across the University of Chicago’s campus.

Samson Young: Silver Moon or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy Of Me?

September 18–December 15, 2019

In his first U.S. museum exhibition, Samson Young premieres a trilogy of animated music videos that explores varying concepts of social progress and utopia.

Sculpture Garden

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

The outdoor sculpture garden features work by Scott Burton, Jene Highstein, Richard Hunt, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and Richard Serra.