The RICHARD AND MARY L. GRAY CENTER FOR ARTS AND INQUIRY is a new forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.

Representing Trans* in UChicago News

"The symposium brought together a bevy of scholars and artists for 'Representing Trans*,' which featured myriad scholarly research, artistic practice, a film screening and a keynote talk by Kate Bornstein, an American author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist ..."  Read more here

Call for Mellon Fellowship Proposals

University of Chicago faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral scholars and staff are invited to submit Letters of Interest for the Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship program. We review proposals on a quarterly basis.  For timely consideration during the next round of proposal review, please submit a Letter of Interest by February 2, 2015.

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium on January 24

This international symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago brings together artists from Manual Cinema, Blind Summit, Stan's Cafe and others with invited scholars from diverse fields to investigate the meaning, vitality and relevance of contemporary puppetry.  Co-presented with the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

3 New Mellon Fellowships launch in 2014-15

Prof. Cathy Cohen, filmmaker Orlando Bagwell & sculptor Garland Taylor develop a project that investigates how representations of blackness, death and violence are reflected in and refracted by neoliberalism and new media; Prof. D.N. Rodowick & artist/media theorist Victor Burgin investigate displaced or effaced histories of architecture and urban space through the creation of site-specific audiovisual installations; and Profs. Na’ama Rokem & Anastasia Giannakidou partner with the novelist Sayed Kashua to explore the possibilities and limits of bilingualism in a project that explores different means of engaging the question, “what do bilinguals know?”