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

SIDEBAR: Gwen Allen

The Gray Center is excited to inaugurate our Sidebar series with a discussion between Gwen Allen (Associate Professor of Art History San Francisco State University) and Zachary Cahill (Gray Center Curator). Sidebar is a new series of conversations and events hosted by the Gray Center. This edition will focus on the ways in which artists use the magazine as "an alternative medium and experimental space."

Pope.L at Documenta 14

Artist and UChicago faculty Pope.L participating in Documenta 14, with support from the Gray Center.

Exhibition: In Acts

Opening on April 7, Weinberg/Newton Gallery presents In Acts, a group exhibition inspired by the summit that will bring international artists to the University of Chicago’s campus later that month to ask: What is an artistic practice of human rights?

Summit Press Coverage

The summit, What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?, recieved extensive press coverage. Click this post for a list of publications and links.

Summit: What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? was a multi-day summit hosted by the University of Chicago from April 29 to May 2. See how this group of artists examined ways in which creative cultural resistance broadens our collective understanding of human rights.  

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals that team artists and scholars (one [or more] of whom will be a visiting fellow; the other one [or more], a University collaborator) for a collaborative project that encompasses research, creative production, and teaching. Fellowship awards fall between $40-70K and are customized to each project.