The University of Chicago, one of the most renowned research institutions in the world, and the Department of Visual Arts take great pride in opening up new fields of inquiry in the arts. Our faculty initiate and participate in a wide range of activities that reflect their artistic research, and our students and alumni benefit greatly from these endeavors. Working with numerous institutional partners on campus and beyond, these special programs take the form of faculty led symposia, travel, exhibitions, and participation in the city's annual international art fair EXPO CHICAGO.