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Upcoming Exhibitions

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.

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 29, 2019

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

Down Time: On the Art of Retreat

October 25–December 29, 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. 

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

February 7, 2020 to May 3, 2020

Since the 1980s, Chinese contemporary artists have cultivated intimate relationships with their materials, establishing a framework of interpretation revolving around materiality. 

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

Summer through fall 2021

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.