In March, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts opened its doors. The striking structure, located at 915 East 60th Street, formally celebrates its grand opening October 11–13, 2012. Meanwhile, arts programming is already under way, with select classes and more than 40 performances, exhibitions, and conferences scheduled for the center’s six-month preview period.

Designed as a “mixing bowl for the arts” by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the Logan Center provides bright new spaces for artists and scholars to work, perform, and collaborate. The 184,000-square-foot building—located just west of historic Midway Studios—will serve as a bridge between the University campus, surrounding communities, and civic and cultural institutions citywide.

The departments and programs in cinema and media studies, music, theater and performance studies, and visual arts all have homes in the new facility.

“The arts at the University of Chicago have for many years now been bubbling energetically. The Logan Center will give public face to this energy, and it will enrich the conversation and collaboration in our community as it enables the production of great art,” says Jessica Stockholder, chair of the Department of Visual Arts.

Find more information about events, tours, and hours on the Logan Center website.

How It Stacks Up

The Logan Center's eleven-story tower houses a café, screening room, classrooms, performance labs, rehearsal space, and a rooftop deck.

The building also features a digital media center, an exhibition gallery, workshops, studio space, two theaters, and a 474-seat performance hall.

Completed on time and on budget, the $114 million facility was made possible by a $35 million gift from the family of Reva and David Logan.

The building’s environmentally conscious design incorporates regionally sourced materials, a “green roof,” and solar panels.


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