Student Facilities - University of Chicago
The graduate and undergraduate studios are located in Midway Studios, the landmark working quarters and residence of Lorado Taft, one of the central historical figures in the artistic life of Chicago at the turn of the century. Although these studios are where most art students spend the greatest amount of time, it is only one of several centers for the study of the Visual Arts on the campus at the University of Chicago. These facilities, which provide an invaluable extension of the Studios, include: The Art History Department, The David And Alfred Smart Museum Of Art, The Oriental Institute Museum, The Renaissance Society and the University Of Chicago Regenstein Library Special Collections amongst others In addition to university facilities, students at the University of Chicago are passionate about the arts, whether writing, dance and movement, music, or the visual arts and there are dozens of student-run organizations, ensembles, troupes, and cultural/ethnic groups that are creatively engaged and ready to entertain you or even to take you on board. In the surrounding area, from spectacular architecture and world-class museums, music, and theater to small galleries and storefront theaters that foster creativity and new forms of expression: Chicago is a city rich in both artistic tradition and innovation. And from its very beginning, the University of Chicago has been intimately involved in the cityâ€™s cultural development. That spirit of shared exploration continues today. Collaborations and partnerships abound with arts and cultural organizations throughout the city and beyond.
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