A Nexus of Inquiry and Practice
In this state-of-the-art home our faculty and students engage in the common enterprise of experiment, inquiry, performance and production. Opened in 2012, the Logan Center is a site where disciplinary boundaries are crossed, theories challenged, and ideas questioned. It is a hub for the robust arts scene on campus, which spans classroom and studio, more than 75 student-run arts groups, as well as our acclaimed museums, theaters, and music presenters.
A Portal to Creativity
The center adds significant space and resources to Chicago’s Visual Arts, Theater and Performance, Music, and Cinema and Media Studies programs. The architects conceived the building as a “mixing bowl,” fusing spaces, weaving individual rehearsal rooms with artist studios, critical theory classrooms with shops, and media editing labs with a video production studio. Public spaces include ensemble rehearsal rooms, black-box and fixed-seat theaters, a performance auditorium with exceptional acoustics, a gallery, a state-of-the-art film screening venue, a café, and dynamic outdoor spaces.
A Gateway for Collaborative Community and City Programs
Situated along Midway Plaisance at 60th Street and Ingleside, the Logan Center opens the creative and critical activity of the University to the neighborhood and the city as never before. This southern gateway between campus and community is the entrance to a range of new collaborations, a crossroads where the public engages with distinguished local and international artists and scholars as they create, debate, exhibit, and perform.
To learn more about our vibrant arts programs, explore arts.uchicago.edu.