Presented as primary source material for the Social Sciences course sequence “Self, Culture, and Society,” this exhibition considers how selfhood has been variously constructed and performed by visual artists in the modern era, with particular attention to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and intersectional identities.
This major exhibition offers new perspectives on the significant contribution that African American artists have made on the evolution of visual art in the modern era.
American artist Tara Donovan transforms mundane materials like plastic straws, index cards, rubber bands, Slinkys, and sheets of mylar into elaborate, mind-bending objects.
This exhibition explores how issues of Latin American and Latino/a identity and place are manifest in the practices of artists working in Chicago and Havana.
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.
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.
Meleko Mokgosi’s twenty-panel painting installation explores the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa.
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.