University of Chicago to Host 'Arts Incubator' Open House, 3/8
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by BWW News Desk
The University of Chicago's (UChicago) Arts and Public Life initiative will host a free open house for its new Arts Incubator on Friday, March 8, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. Located in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood at 301 E. Garfield Boulevard (55th Street and Prairie Avenue), the Arts Incubator is the latest project envisioned by renowned artist Theaster Gates and provides space for artist residencies, arts education and community-based arts projects, as well as exhibitions, performances and talks.
The University of Chicago has launched an ambitious suite of new initiatives and programs to enhance the existing UChicago Arts landscape. These include the Arts and Public Life initiative and its flagship project, the Arts Incubator, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. The new initiatives join academic departments and programs in the Division of the Humanities and the College, as well as professional organizations, including Court Theatre, Oriental Institute Museum, The Renaissance Society, Smart Museum of Art, and University of Chicago Presents, and more than 60 student arts organizations, in forging an integrative model for practice, presentation, and scholarship.
Pictured: The University of Chicago's new Arts Incubator in Washington Park. Photo by Tom Rossiter.