Exhibit [A]rts

What to do and where to go.


By Arts Staff

[4/25] TUESDAY

6 p.m. Embark on an odyssey that investigates “the space between literature and art, war and peace, and land and sea.” The Smart Museum and the National Veterans Art Museum have teamed up for Homer to Vonnegut: A Print Odyssey (Part II), an informative session that involves discussion, a museum tour, and an art-making component. National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., free but limited space. Register online.  


7 p.m. Join professor Matthew J. Adams, the Director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, for a lecture in the David A. Kipper Ancient Lecture Series on the groundbreaking archaeological work being done to uncover a prominent Roman military base constructed in ancient Israel. These excavations have new implications for Jewish-Christian-Roman relations and for the composition of the Book of Revelation. Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, free. Register online. 


8 p.m. It’s like Greek life, but not. Party at the Smart: A Classical Soirée is a semi-formal dance party for students based on Greek-symposium parties. The evening will include performances of A Classical Ballet (choreographed by third-year Magdalena Glotzer), UChicago's Dirt Red Brass Band, and Swing Dancing by Chicago Swing Dance Society. There will also be classical garden games, art making, ancient Greek mocktails, free food, and more! Smart Museum of Art, free.  

[4/28] FRIDAY

7 p.m. Rhythmic Bodies in Motion’s annual show is Collective Conscious, an exploration of emotion and consciousness through dance performance. Mandel Hall, $5 in advance and $8 at the door. 

[4/29]  SATURDAY

9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. What Is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? is a multi-day summit that will delve into how artists are using creativity to incite conversation and action around numerous issues, including but not limited to LGBTQ+ rights, refugee crises, and youth poverty. Through the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the Logan Center for the Arts, and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, artists will give performances and presentations about how their work is illuminating human rights issues. Logan Center for the Arts, free. There will be a follow-up public forum on May 1 in which attendees can meet the artists.