The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts opened its doors on Monday, March 26, kicking off a six-month preview period as construction is completed on the innovative building. The campus community and wider public will get a first look at a facility that represents a milestone for the arts at the University of Chicago. Many portions of the facility have begun to host classes and exhibitions, while other parts will be finished in the coming months. Artists and scholars across disciplines will make use of the Logan Center, providing opportunities for students, faculty, staff, visiting artists, and the public to experience the arts.
From the University News Office:
“The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will enrich and inspire arts education, scholarship, and creative practice at the University of Chicago,” said President Robert J. Zimmer. “We are now seeing the fruits of the vision of the late David Logan, whose commitment to the arts and culture made an historic impact on the University. The Logan family’s legacy is manifest in this new facility, and in the creativity and collaborations that will unfold there.”
Arts programming already is beginning, with select classes and more than 40 performances, exhibitions, and conferences scheduled for the preview period.
The arts critic for the Chicago Tribune suggested that “the Logan Center could become an important catalyst for the performing and fine arts in Chicago . . . . and you can see the potential for arts activity in practically every corner.”
To learn more about the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, read the University News office article here. To read the Chicago Tribune article, click here. For a schedule of upcoming events at the center visit the Uchicago arts website.