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Upcoming Exhibitions

Please note: exhibition dates and details are subject to change. Please check back for the latest information. 

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Summer 2021 through fall 2021
Presented in multiple venues and neighborhoods throughout Chicago

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political moment, in which questions of inclusion, exclusion, ownership, and rights of access are constantly being challenged across a wide array of human endeavors.

Smart to the Core: Media Aesthetics

September 21–December 12, 2021

Presented as primary source material for the University of Chicago Core sequence "Media Aesthetics," this exhibition seeks to interrogate the ethical, political, and epistemological debates about images and perception.

A black and white photograph of two people dancing close together, their heads almost touching, the man in a suit and shoes and the woman in a dress and barefoot.

not all realisms


not all realisms features photography in and of South Africa, Ghana, and Mali in the long 1960s—amid resistance, revolution, new nationalist and transnational movements, and the stuff of daily life therein.