Category: Archive

  • Moments that Make a Museum: Mike O’Malley (’14) on his Internship with the Smart Museum

    “That’s my claim to fame,” he said. “I took Frida Kahlo to the movies.” It was 1937. Leon Despres, Chicago alderman and activist, was visiting Mexico, sitting on a couch chatting in French with Diego Rivera while the artist painted a portrait of Despres’s wife, Marian. “I sat there in the morning while he painted […]

  • The MAPHia: Resources for Alumni

    MAPH will have almost 1500 alumni by the end of this year.  Many of you are in Chicago, but we have alums in London, Singapore, China, India, Australia, and other faraway sounding places.  You are professors, non-profit fundraisers, curators, art gallery directors, program coordinators for corporate giving, heads of communications, attorneys, investment bankers, teachers, and […]

  • Reunion Registration Begins March 1!

    To celebrate the graduation of MAPH’s Fifteenth Class, we are holding a full day of activities and events on campus and downtown on June 3.  The Early Registration period (which allows you to reserve $10 tickets) opens on March 1.  We will be sure to send you the link to register. In the past, your […]

  • Reading by MAPH Novelists

    Published this month by Random House/Delacorte, Anna Jarzab’s “All Unquiet Things” was once a MAPH Thesis: Winner of a First Novel Contest from Chiasmus Press, Kate Zambreno’s “O Fallen Angel” will be published in March: Jarzab (MAPH 07) and Zambreno (MAPH 02) will be here May 13 at 4:30 in Classics 110 to read their […]

  • Phoenixfest Alumni Event

    Join us September 24 or 25 for the University of Chicago’s annual Phoenixphest event in 15+ cities across the U.S. and around the world. Phoenixphest is a decadelong tradition bringing graduates together for refreshments, conversation, and networking in their own cities. Chicago’s event will be held on the 24th, at Eivissa 1531 N Wells Street […]

  • MAPH Reunion Early Registration Deadline Extended

    Hey MAPHers, Great news– the Alumni Association has extended the early registration deadline until NEXT Friday, April 15. So, you still have the chance to get $10 off of your MAPH Reunion admission fee, making the event FREE!! To register for the outing, please visit or call 800/955-0065 As a reminder, the event is […]

  • MAPH Reunion early registration deadline is extended!

    Greetings MAPHers! Good news, early registration for the MAPH Alumni Reunion has been extended until Friday, May 8th. If you register by this date, you will get $10 off the price of the event, making it FREE for you (though additional guests will still have to pay $10). As a reminder, the event will be […]

  • MAPH Alums to present in Midwest Graduate Music Consortium

    In preparation for the upcoming Midwest Graduate Music Consortium conference, THIS Wednesday, February 13, there will be a workshop on the papers of MAPHers Alex Wilson (’07) and Jim Steichen (’07). Alex will be presenting his paper, “I Guess that this must be the Place: Culture, Structure, and Naive Melodies in an ‘Indie’ Record Shop,” […]

  • More from MAPH Alums at the Caffeine Theatre

    Two University of Chicago Alums team up for a “darkly fascinating,” “ambitious”* theatre piece: Caffeine Theatre presents: Like the Moon Behind the Clouds by Donald Gecewicz (AB ’76) directed by Jennifer Shook (MAPH ’05) And this week, Caffeine brings you two special events with these U of C artists: Wednesday, January 30: A free reading […]

  • Misty MAPH-colored Memories….

    The sound of Jay and Candace bellowing “Helloooo” in unison at every group meeting. The smell of the mediocre coffee brewing in the MAPH office. The taste of those wafer crackers and amazingly soft cookies at social hour. The glazed look in your eyes and the slight leg cramps from sitting for literally hours staring […]