Rockefeller and Rooftops
Smart Museum Collection
One of the collections available at the Smart Museum of Art is the Modern Art and Design. Dating from 1880 to the 1950s, the modern collection comprises European and American painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper. In design as well as the fine arts, the collection encompasses major international artistic movements while celebrating regional approaches to modernism.
Steve Wiesenthal, Associate Vice President and University Architect at the University of Chicago, discusses the campus’s evolution from the 1890s to now… pretty cool.
S’mores on the Quad
We had a little Admissions intern/ tour-guide get-together last week, out on the quad behind Walker. It was unanimous: hot chocolate & s’mores were the perfect way to say goodbye to fall!
A beautiful photo of Rockefeller, by @kellykinsmarie
One of the best emails you can get while you’re living in the dorms is: “There’s a package waiting for you downstairs!” - a package filled with your favorite things from home, a sweet note from your parents, candy to share with your roomies, ramen noodle packets, those socks you forgot to pack. Care packages are the best. This UChicago Admissions Intern is from London, so my care packages were filled with Earl Grey tea, Maltesers, McVities biscuits, copies of Oh Comely, and my Mum’s custard instructions.
What would you want someone to put in your care package? What do you miss from home?
If you’ve ever received a creative, or surprising care package, email email@example.com and you could be featured on their website!
Movies to See in Hyde Park this Weekend
Doc Films or Harper Theater? WHERE TO GO? Well, here’s the low-down:
Doc is showing Demonlover and Far From Heaven tonight, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tomorrow, and Blue Jasmine on Saturday. Harper is showing Thor, Gravity, Free Birds, The Counselor, and 12 Years A Slave all weekend. There!
New Hyde Park Eats
A10 is Matthias Merges’ new venture on 53rd St - it’s gorgeous, and focuses on French and Italian cuisine (the restaurant is named after a road that runs through both countries). Everything’s from scratch: pasta, breads, bitters, tonics. The menu looks delicious.
Chipotle's second South Side location just opened on 53rd St, and we’re so, so glad. Focusing on the idea that fast food doesn’t have to be bad, their burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads are made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients (and now we can catch the East shuttle there for dinner). YES.
The Promontory hasn’t opened yet, but we can’t wait. The team behind Longman & Eagle are planning a “hearth-driven” restaurant, bar and concert venue for Hyde Park, named after our very loved Promontory Point. It’ll be right by 53rd St, behind Akira.
As Tom Tian’s photos can attest, our Homecoming block party was a great success. Sunshine, falling leaves, corn-on-the-cob, families, hot dogs and a whole lotta Maroon pride. We won, too. #gomaroons