CWAC Exhibitions

CWAC Exhibitions presents student- and course-curated exhibitions in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center. This opportunity provides a supported environment for short-term exhibitions on the University’s academic calendar. We encourage new curators, student artists, and those looking for additional curatorial experience in a non-traditional setting to apply.

Open Call for Proposals

CWAC Exhibitions wants to hear your ideas! The call for exhibition proposals for academic year 2024-25 is now open. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis. For more information about potential exhibition sites and our evaluation criteria, please visit our guide to Preparing a Proposal for CWAC Exhibitions. We invite you to complete the CWAC Exhibitions Call for Proposals online form or to email the CWAC Exh team to set up a consultation to develop your idea.

Browse the exhibition archive below. More information is available to members of the UChicago community in the CWAC Exhibitions Archive on LUNA, which requires a CNetID to access.

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CWAC Exhibitions is supported by the Department of Art History. Additional support provided by Career Advancement and the Smart Museum of Art. CWAC Exhibitions’s inaugural year (2023–2024) was supported by a generous gift from Brenda Shapiro with additional support from the College Curricular Innovation Fund and the Department of Art History.

The CWAC Exhibitions Team provides preparation, installation, and archival support.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions