Under Ramirez, the museum works closely with a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, including Physichromie 196.


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A Changing Landscape

Mari Carmen Ramírez helps put Latin American art on the map. As the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Ramirez has built one of the top collections of Latin American art in the world.
Black Panther Parties were held in Chicago and across the US.



Two Perspectives on Heroes

What is a hero? What is a superhero? Do heroes always behave heroically? Classicist Emily Austin talks about the heroes in the "Iliad," while film scholar Jacqueline Najuma Stewart discusses the superhero Black Panther.
Division of the Humanities Graduation Ceremony


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Good Advice

A-J Aronstein found a career in higher ed—just not the one he expected. His experience teaching and working as a MAPH mentor pushed him in a different direction he hadn't imagined for himself--career advising.

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Graduate students engage in rigorous discussions.


Since 1982, CAS workshops have given students an opportunity for feedback and camaraderie. Students gain opportunities to present papers, hear and critique new ideas, and enjoy a little camaraderie.
faculty books
Augustus Rose’s debut novel, The Ready-Made Thief, is a complex thriller.

Excerpt: The Readymade Thief

Augustus Rose's debut novel, "The Readymade Thief," features a secret society, a teenage heroine, and the art of Marcel Duchamp. "The Readymade Thief" was described by Publishers Weekly as “a richly detailed intellectual thriller."
new faculty
The new faculty include, from left, C. Riley Snorton, Sophie Salvo, Kaneesha Parsard, Sarah Johnson, Erik Zyman, and Sophia Azeb.

New Faculty Fall 2018

UChicago's Division of the Humanities welcomes six new faculty members and nine new Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows this fall. These exceptional scholars bring fresh perspectives and excellent scholarship to the University.
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Studio Gang

Curating Chicago

As the artistic director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Yesomi Umolu's gallery is all over the city. "Chicago is a place where we could have a big, significant showcase of contemporary architecture and spatial practices." Umolu said.