This fall, join us for at least two (!) alumni events in Chicago. And stay tuned, MAPH is taking the “Clark Street Ale House Reality Experience” on the road. We’ll be hosting alumni events in Cities That Are Not Chicago this year. We’re thinking about New York in the Fall. Would people come to a MAPH alumni Holiday Party in New York? (What are these magical events? Find out after the jump…) Continue reading
Beginning on June 16th and running through August 23, the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College downtown Chicago will be showing its newest exhibit entitled, Beyond the Backyard. This exhibit offers up the works of contemporary photographers and their different conceptions of the modern backyard. These pictures include both yard scenes of small town and urban settings, re-envisioning the traditional conception of the American backyard and looking at some of its deeper, ideological and cultural significances. This show calls in to question how one understands and thinks of the backyard and compares these ideas with popular media conceptions, analyzing how these two align, or don’t align.
Special MAPH kudos for this event go to MCoP collections research fellow and MAPH Alum Karsten Lund (’07) who has written the essay introducing and describing the collection (much more succinctly and poignantly than I have done here), as well as made many of the crucial decisions concerning the exhibit’s layout and design.
The show is open to the public beginning June 16th and there will be an opening reception for the exhibit at the MCoP on Thursday, June 26 from 5-7pm.
Hey MAPH Alums!
The MAPH Reunion is approaching and as part of the reunion committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join me and your fellow MAPHers, preceptors, faculty and friends for an evening of celebration as the University hosts its annual Alumni Weekend. Last year we has the most successful Reunion of any program campus-wide! So, I hope you will mark your calendars as we gather together again to celebrate all that we have accomplished. Our private MAPH Reunion will take place on Friday, June 6 at Landmark Grill and Lounge, located at 1633 North Halsted. Tickets are $20, with a discount of $10 if you register before April 25. A formal invitation is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://alumniweekend.uchicago.edu/ or call Heather Upshaw at (773) 834-2502.
Hope that all is well and I hope to see you in June!
Hallie Gordon (AM ‘05)
Patrick Reichard, Chair (AM ‘02)
Linda Smith (AM ’07)
Kamran Swanson (AM ’06)
Miranda Swanson (AM ’01)
MAPH alums Tom Bailey and Brendan Kredell’s documentary film, No Halfsteppin’,
will air on WTTW-11 for its first broadcast on Thursday, January 31 (10:30pm CST), and on Sunday, February 3 (12midnight, CST [note that this is technically Monday, February 4]).
We here at MAPH would like to thank all of the alums who came out (despite the cold) and made the MAPH Alum Happy Hour a very successful and enjoyable event! Old friends met and discussed over tasty finger foods (the fried mushrooms really were incredible) and frothy pints (you didn’t even have to dig through a bucket of ice for it–although there will always be that prized moment of finding the last “good” beer, even if you develop frostbite in the process…).
We hope you all had fun and we look forward to seeing you at future events. Keep your eyes open for an announcement when we all thaw out this spring.
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Running from October 27 through November 11 the Chicago Humanities Festival returns to Chicago for its 18th year. The theme this year is “The Climate of Concern,” working in conjunction with the Chicago Festival of Maps. Every year this festival runs throughout the various cultural institutions in Chicago, bringing lecturers, panel discussions, and music and dance performances Continue reading