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Coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of many Arts Circle events. Patrons are advised to check with the individual venues for possible event cancelations or closures.

Behold, Be Held

“And I know what it’s like to behold and not be held.” – Moses Sumney, Lyrics from his song Plastic (2014) In Fall 2020, as our galleries remained closed to visitors due to the pandemic, we challenged...
Visual ArtsMay 20211620622800

The Impasse of Blackness: Interrogating the Possibility of Resolution

“The Impasse of Blackness: Interrogating the Possibility of Resolution” is a program of experimental film from the UK, the third in a series of programs exploring the legacies and futures of Black Bri...
FilmMay 20211620622800

A Bruising Gaze on a Faltering Landscape: 2021 Art Theory and Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition

Starting May 12, 2021
“Following the credits, a boat glides down a thick, green river. Standing near the front of the boat is a woman in a long white dress and a large veiled hat. The image is familiar from dominant cinema...
Visual ArtsMay 20211620842400

Flight of the Phoenix: A Celebration and Transformation

Starting June 4, 2021
June 4-20, 2021 Available on the Wirtz Center YouTube channel, donations welcome at As the world slowly emerges from the pain of this pand...
Theatre and DanceJune 20211622782800

The 90th Annual Waa-Mu Show: THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT

Starting June 9, 2021
June 9-20, 2021 The outdoors, some friendly competition, and… a conspiracy? In the Summer of 1977, three best friends arrive for their first summer of fun at Camp Elliott, where all the campers are di...
Theatre and DanceJune 20211623214800

Warnock Lecture Series: Jennifer Trimble (Stanford University)

May 19, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Online
Interactions of Slavery and Visual Culture in Ancient Rome Northwestern University Department of Art History presents the Warnock Lecture Series This lecture presents some findings and questions from ...
May 20211621461600

MALS & MALit Virtual Lecture Series - Black Stand-up Comics in Chicago: Navigating a Changing City (1955-1970)

June 2, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Online
The NU Graduate Lecture and Discussion Series Presents: Black Stand-up Comics in Chicago: Navigating a Changing City (1955-1970) Given by: Professor Gerald Butters Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. CS...
HumanitiesJune 20211622671200

Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives with filmmaker Judah Attille, Cairo Clarke, and han heung 한흥 恨興 media collective

June 3, 2021
All day, Online
Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives presents a short film from the visionary collective Sankofa Film and Video. Filmmaker Judah Attille joins LUX curatorial fellow Cairo Clarke and members of han heu...
Visual ArtsJune 20211622696400