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.

OpenEndedGroup domestic premiere at MoMA

Gray Center Mellon Fellows Marc Downie and Paul Kaiser of OpenEndedGroup celebrate the U.S. premiere of Ulysses in the Subway at the Museum of Modern Art. 

Imagining Futures

New York-based Transmedia artist and theorist Thenmozhi Soundararajan, and two faculty members from Ci3’s Transmedia Story Lab, Melissa Gilliam (Biological Science Division, founder of Ci3), and Patrick Jagoda (Department of English) explore significant social, cultural, and political issues that will impact possible human futures through a series of experimental and interactive digital narratives. 


Professor Steven Rings (Department of Music) and composer / percussionist Glenn Kotche aim to rethink the three musical categories of voice, groove, and song, considering them at once as a fused, holistic group, and as parameters amenable to strategic separation and recombination.