Jan 6 - Jun 14

Jan 6: John Preus: Adaptation

A site-specific installation at

Harris School of Public Policy

Keller Center

1307 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

In 2013, the city of Chicago shuttered 49 elementary schools. Through a set of coincidences, artist John Preus (UChicago MFA ’05) gained access to the furniture that was bound for the landfill as the schools were being cleared out.

Preus has been using wobbly chairs, marked-up desks, gum-laden bookshelves and other material for his own artistic and functional work ever since. He has also stewarded a warehouse of furniture and invited other artists and designers to respond to the material for exhibitions across the city.

For Adaptation, Preus builds on this past work and a residency at the Smart Museum of Art in order to create a functional, site-specific installation made from school furniture at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. The installation takes the form of a stage or platform that will be activated by the staff, students, policy-makers and faculty at Harris in collaboration with community members, artists, architects, educators, and others.

The furniture components used to construct the installation were reclaimed during the Smart Museum’s summer teen program, a partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority. As part of the six-week program young people deconstructed a cache of furniture, unlocking new potential for it to be applied in a number of different ways. These reclamation workshops took place at the site of the Museum’s long-time partner Sweet Water Foundation.

Set within one of the country’s top-ranked public policy schools and near communities directly impacted by the school closures, Adaptation provides a platform for conversations around social impact, collective loss, appropriation, public trauma, public education, and the future of the public realm in general.

Starts: January 6, 2020
Ends: June 14, 2020
Time: All Day

See: https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/john-preus-adaptation/

Apr 7 - Jun 16

Coffee Talk with Sam

Via Zoom

Starts: April 7, 2020
Ends: June 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Apr 14 - Jun 23

Coffee Talk with Sam

Via Zoom

Starts: April 14, 2020
Ends: June 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Apr 21 - Jun 30

Coffee Talk with Sam

Via Zoom

Starts: April 21, 2020
Ends: June 30, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 10 - Jun 7

OI Online Ancient Language Seminars

Join us online each Sunday in May! Link goes live on our OI YouTube channel at 2 p.m. CST each Sunday, starting on May 10.

Check this post and OI social media closer to the event dates for the YouTube link.

Join us for short at-home seminars that explore aspects of the ancient languages studied at the OI.

May 10: Foy Scalf, head of OI research, discusses ancient Egyptian

May 17: Brian Muhs, associate professor of Egyptology, discusses Meroitic

May 24: Ella Karev, PhD student, discusses ancient Greek

May 31: Joey Cross, PhD student, discusses Phoenician, Biblical Hebrew, and Samaritan

Starts: May 10, 2020
Ends: June 7, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_QXrwmnUGE

May 17 - Jun 14

OI Online Ancient Language Seminars

Join us online each Sunday in May! Link goes live on our OI YouTube channel at 2 p.m. CST each Sunday, starting on May 10.

Check this post and OI social media closer to the event dates for the YouTube link.

Week 2 link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AG4W6o921c

Join us for short at-home seminars that explore aspects of the ancient languages studied at the OI.

May 10: Foy Scalf, head of OI research, discusses ancient Egyptian

May 17: Brian Muhs, associate professor of Egyptology, discusses Meroitic

May 24: Ella Karev, PhD student, discusses ancient Greek

May 31: Joey Cross, PhD student, discusses Phoenician, Biblical Hebrew, and Samaritan

Starts: May 17, 2020
Ends: June 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AG4W6o921c

May 24 - Jun 21

OI Online Ancient Language Seminars

Join us online each Sunday in May! Link goes live on our OI YouTube channel at 2 p.m. CST each Sunday, starting on May 10.

Check this post and OI social media closer to the event dates for the YouTube link.

Join us for short at-home seminars that explore aspects of the ancient languages studied at the OI.

May 10: Foy Scalf, head of OI research, discusses ancient Egyptian

May 17: Brian Muhs, associate professor of Egyptology, discusses Meroitic

May 24: Ella Karev, PhD student, discusses ancient Greek

May 31: Joey Cross, PhD student, discusses Phoenician, Biblical Hebrew, and Samaritan

Starts: May 24, 2020
Ends: June 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_QXrwmnUGE

May 31 - Jun 28

OI Online Ancient Language Seminars

Join us online each Sunday in May! Link goes live on our OI YouTube channel at 2 p.m. CST each Sunday, starting on May 10.

Follow this link to the YouTube premiere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUB2LZj7rKQ

Join us for short at-home seminars that explore aspects of the ancient languages studied at the OI.

May 10: Foy Scalf, head of OI research, discusses ancient Egyptian

May 17: Brian Muhs, associate professor of Egyptology, discusses Meroitic

May 24: Ella Karev, PhD student, discusses ancient Greek

May 31: Joey Cross, PhD student, discusses Phoenician, Biblical Hebrew, and Samaritan

Starts: May 31, 2020
Ends: June 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUB2LZj7rKQ

Jun 2 - Aug 11

Coffee Talk with Sam

Via Zoom

Starts: June 2, 2020
Ends: August 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Jun 4 - Jun 5

Jun 4: College Reading Period

Reading Period

Starts: June 4, 2020
Ends: June 5, 2020
Time: All Day