Architectural exhibitions look into past, future of UIC campus
Two exhibitions to open this week at Gallery 400 on the UIC campus will explore the role of architecture in UIC’s history and will also serve as a way to imagine a performing arts building on the campus.
The complementary exhibitions, “Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC” and “The Netsch Campus: Materializing the Public at UIC,” will run between Aug. 10 and Aug. 27.
“Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC” uses designs and models to present three speculative architectural proposals to prompt discourse about the future of the arts at UIC. The proposals, by teams of UIC designers and architects, present a center to serve as a hub for the performing and visual arts.
“The Netsch Campus: Materializing the Public at UIC” revisits the vision of architect Walter Netsch as he designed the UIC campus and envisioned its role in the urban landscape. Utilizing designs, photographs, and the designer’s own words, the exhibition considers how his vision influenced the school and its surrounding community.
The exhibitions, curated by Judith K. De Jong and Lorelei Stewart, are part of the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts commitment to research and scholarship that challenges and provokes new ways for the public and the University community to imagine its collective future.
Exhibitions open: Wednesday, Aug. 10
Public Reception: Thursday, Aug. 18
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Exhibitions Close: Saturday, Aug. 27
400 S. Peoria St.