Jeanne Gang

Join acclaimed architect and urban visionary Jeanne Gang for a three-lecture series in April 2018.

Additional details about the lecture series and registration will be available in January 2018. Please refer to the event website for updated information.

Jeanne Gang

Join acclaimed architect and urban visionary Jeanne Gang for a three-lecture series in April 2018.

Additional details about the lecture series and registration will be available in January 2018. Please refer to the event website for updated information.

Mass Data for Mass Consumption: Codices, Murals and Charts in Lázaro Cárdenas' Mexico (1934-1940)

Miguel Caballero-Vazquez, Collegiate Assistant Professor/Harper Fellow

Annual Department CAA Reception

The Department of Art History will host our annual CAA reception on Thursday, February 22nd at 5:30pm in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel Palos Verde Room (404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071). To RSVP, please email arthistory@uchicago.edu.

Urban Art and the Building: Urban Objects

The Objects Symposium, part of the 2017-2018 Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form, focuses on all that “stuff” in urban space that’s neither building nor infrastructure—benches, streetlights, bus shelters, sculptures, performance works, and small-scale projects. Less an intervention as they are a kind of tactical insertion into everyday space, urban objects—whether mobile or static, animate or inanimate—re-activate public space in various ways.

Urban Art and the Building: Walls

In this symposium for the 2017-18 Mellon Sawyer Seminar, we examine the expanded space of walls. Considering the dimensional spaces that walls define, create, inspire, and respond to, we will look at the role of walls in our cities and consider their social function as well as their form, how the two relate, and how works of art can inform or transform that relation. Walls divide us, but they can also form conduits for interaction and relation.

Children's Drawing as a New Source for War Historians

Children's Drawing as a New Source for War Historians

Manon Pignot, Maître de Conférence, Université Jules Verne de Picardie

Introduction and post-lecture discussion moderated by Neil Harris, Professor Emeritus, History & Art History, UChicago

Lunch will be provided, free of charge, for those who RSVP by noon on Thursday, November 9. Please RSVP via email to Dan Bertsche at ddb1@uchicago.edu

Soot-covered birds provide clues to 20th-century pollution

Art History PhD student Carl Fuldner and his research partner Shane DuBay (PhD candidate, Evolutionary Biology, UChicago) recently published an article in the National Academy of Sciences showing "that the discoloration of ... birds in museum collections can be used to trace the amount of black carbon in the air over time and measure the effects of environmental policy on pollution." 

Arts and the Nuclear Age: 1942 | 1967 | 2017

The culminating lectures for the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1 experiment and the concurrent 50th anniversary of the unveiling of Henry Moore's Nuclear Energy sculpture. Features talks by eminent Moore scholar (and former Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate) Anne Wagner, architect Ludovico Centis, and principals Luke Ogrydziak and Zoe Prillinger from California-based firm Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (the design team behind Nuclear Thresholds, the temporary architectural installation on the CP-1 site).

VMPEA: Yifan Zou

Traditions Reinterpreted: Text and Image in Wu Zhen’s Eight Views of Jiahe (1344)

Yifan Zou, Ph.D. Student, Art History