Gallery 400 is the University of Illinois at Chicago premier exhibition space, which was founded in 1983 to exhibit and support art, design, and architecture. Over its 30-year history, the Gallery has grown into a nationally recognized institution that presents consistently acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, and artist commissions that prioritize interpretative reflection and critical inquiry and engage multiple communities. Our exhibitions and programs present a broad range of recent developments and aesthetic concerns and have included more than 1,000 artists to date. Creating a place to connect, Gallery 400 actively positions its exhibitions and public programs as transformational experiences, as opportunities with which to build community, and as avenues for learning in informal social settings.
Gallery 400 annually presents six to nine exhibitions in an exhibition space of 2,900 square feet (one large, main gallery and three project spaces). Group exhibitions feature local, national, and international artists together in dialogue on critical themes, and often premiering new works. Gallery 400 has in recent years prioritized major solo exhibitions of women, artists of color, and mid-career artists in the Chicago region. Large commissions of new works focus on artists working across disciplines.
Voices Lecture Series
Gallery 400’s Voices Lecture Series is a premier forum in Chicago for discourse in the field of art and design practice. In an 80-seat lecture room, Gallery 400 annually presents between 10 and 18 lectures. Discussing timely ideas, significant artists, critics, designers, curators, and historians engage audiences in their creative and conceptual processes. Voices extends the educational programs of the Gallery and the University to provide the public direct contact with a diverse range of artistic practices and positions.
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